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Documentary Film Festival:

Shelter from the Storm

27-29 October 2016 @ The Chinese University of Hong Kong 
Yasumoto International Academic Park LT3-5

In this small documentary festival, we have selected six films that show how people build homes, safe havens and hospitable neighborhoods as refuge and protection from social tempests and the vicissitudes of love. In The Road, they build communities of resistance during a collision course with national ideology, government policy and the economic interests of private and public industries. In Kelly and Fish Story, children from immigrant families both rich and poor build networks of support under the pressure of Hong Kong’s stratified education system. In Haoqi and Shin, Papa Rainbow and Jesus Died for Somebody’s Sins, we examine queer families and hidden habitats that stand firm even in the face of social pressures.

This festival is produced in partnership with CNEX Foundation Ltd.  as part of their 2016 Documentary Screening Tour "Dissolution and Restoration of Love."  

Day 1 - 27 October 2016 (Thur) 7:00pm @ CUHK Yasumoto International Academic Park LT5​

The Road 大路朝天

dir. ZHANG Zanbo / China / 2015 / 95 min / Putonghua with Chi & Eng subtitles

Followed by post-screening discussion with the director.

Day 2 - 28 October 2016 (Fri) 7:00pm @ CUHK Yasumoto International Academic Park LT4

Fish Story 子非魚

dir. WONG Siu-pong / Hong Kong / 2013 / 72 minutes / Cantonese with Chi & Eng subtitles

Kelly 妹妹

dir. TAO Liang / Hong Kong / 19 min / 2012 / Cantonese with Chi & Eng subtitles

Followed by post-screening discussion with the directors.

Day 3 - 29 October 2016 (Sat) 1:30pm @ CUHK Yasumoto International Academic Park LT3

Papa Rainbow 彩虹伴我行

dir. FAN Popo / China / 2016 / 80 min / Putonghua with Chi & Eng Subtitles

Haoqi & Shin 好奇心

dir. JIANG Wanfang & ZHAO Yalin / Hong Kong / 20 min / Putonghua & Cantonese with Chi & Eng sub

Followed by post-screening discussion with the directors.

Day 3 - 29 October 2016 (Sat) 4:00pm @ CUHK Yasumoto International Academic Park LT3

Jesus Died for Somebody's Sins (Gesù è morto per i piccati degli altri)

dir. Maria ARENA / Italy / 2014 / 90 min / Italian with English subtitles

Followed by post-screening disucussion with Fan Popo & Prof. Katrien Jacobs (CUHK).

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