Event Details
22 Jul 2017 (Sat)
23 Jul 2017 (Sun)
1:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Programme Partner: CNEX | Venue: Lecture Room

FR | 2015 | 120 mins
Directors: Cyril DION and Mélanie LAURENT
In English and French with Chinese and English Subtitles

Shortly after giving birth to her first child, French actress and director Mélanie LAURENT became increasingly aware of the state of urgency that her son would face in the future. Together with activist Cyril DION and a team of committed film workers, she travelled around the world in search of solutions that could save the next generations. Highlighting people making a difference in the fields of food, energy, finance, democracy, and education, Tomorrow is an inspiring documentary that presents concrete solutions implemented by hundreds of communities.

Programme Partner: CNEX

Project Wild Thing
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Programme Partner: CNEX | Venue: Lecture Room

UK | 2013 | 80 mins
Director: David BOND
In English with Chinese and English Subtitles

According to a UNESCO report, children in the US and the UK are the least happy: their lives are dominated by 3C products, computer games, television, computers…Experts are also concerned that if our next generation hardly spends a day outdoors and feels nothing about nature, who will take care of our natural environment in the future? Producer David BOND thus decided to become Marketing Director for Nature and pitch the charms of nature to his children.

Programme Partner: CNEX

Independent Short Films on Hong Kong’s Markets
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Programme Partner: Hong Kong Community Cinema | Venue: Screening Room, HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity

An Ordinary Day of Hing
HK | 2016 | 17 mins
In Cantonese with Chinese and English Subtitles
Directors: Grassroots Filmmaking Project members

Bustling Bazaars: a Long Story
HK | 2015 | 31 mins
In Cantonese with Chinese Subtitles
Directors: CHAN Ho-lun Fredie, LEE On-yan Rachel

Uncle Kai
HK | 2011 | 11 mins
In Cantonese with Chinese Subtitles
Director: Vincent CHUI

HK | 2016 | 8 mins
In Cantonese with Chinese Subtitles
Director: Jevons AU

The Verse of Us
10:00 AM – 12:00 NN
Programme Partner: CNEX | Venue: Lecture Room

CN | 2015 | 96 mins
Directors: WU Feiyue, QIN Xiaoyu
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”.

Programme Partner: CNEX

Citizen Jane: Battle for the City
12:45 PM – 3:00 PM
Programme Partner: CNEX | Venue: Lecture Room

US | 2016 | 92 mins
Director: Matt TYRNAUER
In English with Chinese and English Subtitles

In 1960, Jane JACOBs’ The Death and Life of Great American Cities, with its exploration of the consequences of modern planners’ and architects’ reconfiguration of cities, sent shockwaves through these professional worlds. JACOBS was also an activist, whose struggles against “master builder”. Clues for formulating solutions to the dizzying array of urban issues can be found in JACOBS’ prescient text, and a close look at her thinking about cities is very much in order. When urbanization is one of the most critical issues on the global agenda, this film sets out to examine the city of today though the lens of one of its greatest champions.

Programme Partner: CNEX