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  1. Director of film on gay Chinese takes aim at British stereotypes

    Posted Apr 07th 2006, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Film director Ray Yeung Yaw-kae hopes his tale of two gay Chinese men in London will tear down stereotypes of Chinese people in the British media. 'No British films talk about British ... of her 'Chinese-ness' but because she was right for the role.' Billed as the first Chinese-British gay film, Cut Sleeve Boys takes its title from a tale originating in the Han ...

  2. Black British dancers allege racism at Indian cricket match

    Posted May 24th 2008, 12:00am by Amrit Dhillon

    ... Amrit Dhillon in New Delhi Two black British dancers who flew to India to perform as cheerleaders at a cricket tournament have triggered a debate on Indian attitudes towards skin colour ... the 'n' word.' The British-based manager of the dance troupe that flew them to India, Jorge Aldana, 35, said he was horrified by the incident. 'I arrived soon after it happened,' he ...

  3. A classic tale of poverty and hope

    Posted Jan 18th 2010, 12:00am by Bryony Taylor

    ... Written by Bryony Taylor Oliver Twist Charles Dickens Published by Penguin ISBN 9780141439747 There are quite a few books which have been turned into TV series, films and a musical. But the story of Oliver Twist, the Victorian orphan who asked for more, has captivated audiences in all these forms. The fact Charles Dickens was both a storyteller and a journalist helped him create ...

  4. From the Vault: 1968

    Posted Aug 05th 2007, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... If ... Starring: Malcolm McDowell, David Wood, Richard Warwick Director: Lindsay Anderson The film: It's the first day back from the summer holidays at a British boarding school ... of the Phoenix. But the scenes aren't from 2007. It's 1968, and the imagery is from If ... By portraying malaise and mutiny in a British public school, director Lindsay Anderson offers ...

  5. Officials right to reject paedophile pop star

    Posted Aug 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong rightly decided that British paedophile and pop star Gary Glitter is not welcome here. His convictions and having served time in prison for molesting children and possession ... destination for such a person was the country that issued his passport: In this case, Britain. British officials had made it clear that when Glitter returned home, he would be put ...

  6. How does your company accommodate disabled employees- British Council

    Posted Feb 12th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Andrew Sheard, Human Resources Director, British Council Our commitment to diversity is based on three core elements- a clear business case, a commitment to a values-driven culture and commitment to cultural relations. We aim to build an inclusive environment for customers and staff members. Disability is one of the British Council's key areas of focus in our diversity ...

  7. Film lifts lid on sex-slave shame

    Posted May 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... or that the women enjoy it. One former prostitute describes it as the greatest acting job. The film screens only at UA Windsor today and tomorrow. A DVD can be bought on the website of Exodus Cry, ...

  8. Scud's latest X-rated film with Aids Concern is a hot ticket, but party proves a bigger hit

    Posted Oct 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Yvonne Lai Those familiar with the cinematic work of Scud, aka Danny Cheng Wan-cheung, know that he does not shy away from either explicit sex scenes or taboo subjects in his films. In the shared spirit of pushing boundaries, Aids Concern partnered with the producer and director to host the charity premiere of his X-rated fourth film, Love Actually... Sucks! at the Grand cinema ...

  9. Films give a helping hand to refugees

    Posted Sep 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Films can be more than entertainment, at least for FilmAid which now has a branch in Hong Kong that aims to brighten up refugees' lives by showing them movies ... to provide information on health, travel safety and regional conflicts. The films may also provide psychological relief for refugees, says Tony Steains, chairman of FilmAid's board of directors. ...

  10. How to cook up a fresh start

    Posted Feb 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... as a kind of therapy that kept her sane as her marriage went from bad to worse. But during filming in Mumbai and socialising with the other contestants, she told them nothing about herself. 'I ... otherwise, they ignored them. But they kept them just to spite me,' she says. Later, from her parents' home in Shimla- the hill town that used to be the summer capital of the British Raj- ...




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