Renowned filmmaker gets top award

PUBLISHED : Friday, 08 August, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 08 August, 2008, 12:00am

Director Ann Hui On-wah is the first Hongkonger and woman to take the top honour in the Fukuoka Prize since it was set up in 1990. The 61-year-old was named the grand prize winner in recognition of her contribution to Asian culture. Born in Anshan , Liaoning , Hui is one of the city's most socially conscious directors, tackling issues from Vietnamese boatpeople to Alzheimer's disease. A ceremony will be held in Fukuoka on September 14.

 
 
 
 

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