Programme 5: Community Screening - Verses of Us

Date: 1 Dec 2017 (Fri)
Time: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Venue: The Good Lab (L1, The Sparkle, 500 Tung Chau Street, West Kowloon)
Language: In Putonghua with Chinese and English Subtitles

*Free for all. Pre-registration is required


Documentary – Verses of Us
Director: WU Feiyue, QIN Xiaoyu
China/2015/96min/ In Putonghua with Chinese and English Subtitles

Poetry is the last secret of an era. Through the internet, the directors found six unusual workers — someone who works in Apple’s assembly line, a forklift operator, a demolition worker, a garment worker, an ethnic minority, and a miner working 800 metres underground — who are all excellent poets. Despite their habitual silencing, they express themselves fearlessly and communicate their joy and grief through verse. From describing work to chanting for loving and confronting death, their poems tell extraordinary stories of ordinary lives. When you see the stories of these worker-poets, you bear witness to an astonishing story about “Made in China”.
Post-Screening Sharing
Sharing Guest – CHENG Wai-him (Deputy Editor, Worker Literature)
Moderator – CHOI Kam-chuen, Jimmy (Film educator + practitioner)


  • Free for all. Pre-registration is required

The screening is made possibly with generous support from The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust and the Programme partner is CNEX Foundation Limited.

Organizer The Hong Kong Jockey Club Community Project Grant:
Make a Difference School funded by
Programme Partner