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  1. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    ‘Will this happen in Hong Kong?’ Inside the shutdown of Beijing’s Independent Film Festival

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 04:03pm by Vivienne Chow

    ... directorial debut last Saturday. But the police crackdown on China’s largest independent film festival not only ruined the opportunity, it also filled him with fear of what might happen in Hong Kong one day. “They could shut down the festival, snatch your property and beat you up in broad daylight without explaining anything to you,” the 23-year-old independent director told the South ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Freedom helps Sundance shine

    Posted Sep 20th 2014, 04:37am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow vivienne.chow@scmp.com HK ideal for Asian edition, say directors of independent film festival Freedom helps Sundance shine Mainland China may have huge potential for making films but Hong Kong's freedoms make it a better choice to screen independent cinema, Sundance Film Festival organisers say. Speaking before last night's opening of Sundance's ...

  3. Lifestyle - Books - CULTURE

    Book review: Online Dating as a Strategic Game, by Maurice Choi and Chan Kwok-bun

    Posted Mar 09th 2014, 04:11pm by DAVID BARTRAM

    ... lead some men to feel more comfortable playing the dating game from behind a computer screen. Others have posited that the city's successful and independent women intimidate many men. ... prevails, with women feeling the pressure to snag a husband against the odds: there are only 876 men for every 1,000 women in the city. So it will be with some alarm that Hong Kong's female ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Japanese curator warns Hong Kong: don't turn into a 'cultural Galapagos'

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 06:32am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow vivienne.chow@scmp.com An international profile gives the city its unique advantage in the art world, says curator from Japan who plans to work with local talent HK must look out for art: Curator Hong Kong must remain an international city and not cut itself off as a cultural version of the Galapagos Islands, a prominent Japanese curator has said, as he prepares ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Top stars launch Renaissance Foundation for young artists in HK

    Posted Oct 01st 2012, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... foundation reaches for stars A foundation set up by some of China's cultural stars is promising to fund and groom independent arts projects in the region. Artists including musician Anthony Wong ... Arts Development Council are the major funding sources for arts and cultural projects in the city and there are few private grants available for local artists. Pure Art Foundation, founded ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Documentary makers struggling in money-obsessed HK, says Oscar winner Ruby Yang

    Posted Nov 30th 2013, 04:21am by Johnny Tam

    ... Johnny Tam johnny.tam@scmp.com Makers of short films struggle to develop their craft in a society preoccupied with the bottom line, Oscar winner laments Documenting a money-obsessed city Hong Kong's preoccupation with making money is stifling documentary-making in the city, an Oscar-winning documentary director says. "The whole society is about commerce or how much ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Queen of Beans' cup runneth over

    Posted Jul 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... with the city's dominant American-style coffee chains Starbucks and Pacific Coffee, she aims for quality in both coffee and food, dismissing the notion that microwave-heated buns are universal cafe fare. In 2003, a harsh year for businesses as the severe acute respiratory syndrome pandemic put a gloom over the city, she opened Habitu Ristorante in Causeway Bay. The chefs went on to develop the menu ...



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