The HKU Museum Society and the Jaderin Club are delighted to jointly present the private screening of Flowing Stories, winner of the Best Documentary Film at the 14th South Taiwan Film Festival by filmmaker Jessey Tsang Tsui-Shan.
Through the depiction of recurring partings and reunions of villagers and the intimate details of their lives, Flowing Stories examines issues about urban and rural development. Filmed on location in Hong Kong and in various cities in France and Great Britain, the film is an ode to village life and a journey in search of Hong Kongers’ collective roots. Tsang’s camera records the beautiful scenery and time-honored customs of a local village, as well as a once-a-decade village festival, which serves as a continuation of a tradition passed down through the generations and a testament to the loving bonds among family members. When people are facing so much uncertainty in today’s Hong Kong, the director reviews a village’s development and future progress to explore the meaning of home and diaspora.
Jessie Tsang Tsui-Shan who won the Best New Director of the 31st Hong Kong Film Award in 2012 will be present to talk about the making of this special film.