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  1. Talk is cheek

    Posted Apr 04th 2005, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... Humour helps Michael Hui explore Hong Kong politics, but he believes he can justify treading carefully around mainland issues, writes Clarence Tsui HALFWAY INTO an explanation about his ... chairman of the United College Students' Union while studying sociology at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, a time when he actually considered pursuing a career in politics. He moved ...

  2. The great defender

    Posted Sep 15th 2005, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... attacked Beijing's veto on political reforms in Hong Kong. That's the politician's life. But what casts Leung apart from his Legco colleagues is his readiness to take on unpopular ... Chung, claiming four seats on the Kwai Tsing District Council, including the vice-chairman's post. The centre is one of the most active political groups in Hong Kong. Under Leung's ...

  3. American Shrimp

    Posted Nov 29th 2005, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... Clarence Tsui American Shrimp Pants Production Sheung Wan Civic Centre Reviewed: November 26 It's been a good few years for socially conscious theatre. With Hong Kong's political and social landscapes undergoing major change, artists have offered rich pickings, from Zuni Icosahedron's sharp social satires to protest street theatre. American Shrimp breaks new ground. Its ...

  4. Film studies: power plays

    Posted Jun 11th 2009, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... Clarence Tsui Of the five films that feature in The Cold War and Hong Kong Film programme presented by the Hong Kong Film Archive, Air Hostess (right) seems curiously out of place. ... ode to the Cultural Revolution, China Behind (1974), Elia Kazan's corrupted-union saga On the Waterfront (1954; banned in Hong Kong) or The 72 Martyrs of Canton, a 1954 Taiwan-backed film ...

  5. As the satire tires, Zuni takes aim at some sacred cultural cows

    Posted Nov 13th 2005, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... for the past year. The East Wing West Wing series and Strange Strange Hong Kong performances may be scathing about the absurdities in Hong Kong's social and political landscape, but the sequels ... at the evolution of our cultural traditions, and how Hong Kong could become a cultural hub. 'Hong Kong could offer a platform to experiment with these art forms- something that you just can't do ...

  6. Film studies: Protest cinema

    Posted Oct 16th 2008, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... Pier: For Whom the Bell Rings, Queen's Pier and Don't Say Goodbye: An Exploration of Spatial Politics in Hong Kong. Then there's Wong Hin-yan's documentary Ho Seng Hang, ... Clarence Tsui For Wong Choi-fung, organising the Hong Kong Social Movement Film Festival has always been a daunting task. It has been run by the independent collective Social Movement ...

  7. Perfect strangers

    Posted Sep 24th 2009, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... husband Eddie Fong Ling-ching have scripted for their characters. Rather than fleeing Hong Kong for political reasons, the filmmaking duo's move to Australia was gradual and completely due ... their families,' says the Macau-born, Hong Kong-raised Law from Melbourne, where she has lived for the past 15 years. 'This film is not exactly autobiographical- there are characters who ...

  8. Troubled waters

    Posted Apr 30th 2005, 12:00am by Ann Hui, Clarence Tsui

    ... involvement in peace marches as a student in the University of Hong Kong and then the London Film School in the late 1960s and early 1970s. She might now deny being political with her films ('I ... 's doorstep. The refugee problem and political crisis in Vietnam hardly registered in celluloid in Hong Kong. What may be more revealing about Hong Kong's collective psyche towards the refugees ...

  9. Hong Kong poetry

    Posted Jun 26th 2005, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... grew. Echoing the sentiments that many Indian and Afro-Caribbeans voiced after their return to their home country in the post-war years, McKirdy- born in Scotland, but raised in Hong Kong- opens ... with motorcycles- but what stands out is the poet's critical assessment of the colonial legacy in Hong Kong. McKirdy continues in the vein of Albert Camus- a pied-noir, an Algerian-born Frenchman- ...

  10. History in the remaking

    Posted Jul 25th 2005, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... recognition as RTHK's Below the Lion Rock. Screenings of landmark episodes were among the first to be sold out at the Hong Kong International Film Festival in 2003. Director of Broadcasting Chu Pui-hing describes it as 'the microcosm of Hong Kong's development and social changes'. Given the garlands showered on Below the Lion Rock in the past few years, Elizabeth Wong ...




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