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Assistive Technology

Eye-popping idea wins top prize

King's College claimed the Hong Kong Outstanding IT School Award this year. They beat eight other finalists with an innovative app that aims to help the blind 'read' images and videos.

Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 11:30pm

Film

New Releases

Vulgaria (III) (Cantonese)

See review on this page.

The Chef (IIA) (French)

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The Bourne Legacy (IIA)

15 Aug 2012 - 11:15pm

Perseverance gives duo their just rewards

Sheer determination paid off for two visually impaired students who achieved outstanding results in this year's A-levels after a year of hard work and pain.

Cynthia Zhang Ying-chan, 20, who has lazy eyes - the loss of the ability to see details - received As in geography and history. Her classmate Wong Ka-ho, 21, also scored an A in history.

30 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

E-books open new chapter for disabled

By the time Wong Ka-ho, 20, completed his A-levels this year, the young blind man had amassed 13 boxes of Braille textbooks for just four subjects. The books - 10 of which are needed to reproduce an average textbook - were back-breaking to carry to school.

But then electronic books came along and transformed his heavy load into a few dozen files saved on a single USB drive.

17 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Film

New Releases

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (IIA) (English, Arabic and Putonghua)

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The Raid - Redemption (III) (Bahasa Indonesia)

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Double Trouble (IIA) (Putonghua)

14 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Film

New Releases

The Dictator (IIB) (English and Arabic)

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First Time (IIA) (Putonghua)

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The Good Doctor (IIB)

7 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Film

New Releases

The Soul of Bread (IIA) (Mandarin, Taiwanese and English)

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Guilty of Romance (III) (Japanese)

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Bollywood: The Greatest Love Story Ever Told (IIB) (English and Hindi)

5 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Volunteer narrators help blind enjoy films

The first time he sat through The Private Eyes, Merrick Ho Yui-chi, 17, had trouble comprehending the jokes in the Chang Yao-chung comedy.

'We watched it at home and everybody was laughing at a particular scene, yet I didn't get what was so funny,' Ho said.

28 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

The Chinese Orphan

Chen Xinyi conducts Opera HK's presentation of the National Centre for the Performing Arts of China's production of Lei Lei's opera about the sole survivor of a massacre of his clan who is raised by a doctor as his own son but eventually learns his true identity. In Putonghua with Chinese and English surtitles. Mar 24-25, 7.30pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$180-HK$980 Urbtix.

18 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Film

New Releases

The Iron Lady (IIA)

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A Simple Life (I) (Cantonese and Putonghua)

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John Carter (IIA)

8 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Cosi Fan Tutte

Dieter Dorn directs the Bavarian State Opera's production of Mozart's comic opera (above) about two men who, following the promptings of an arch-manipulator, decide to test the constancy of their lovers; Mark Wigglesworth conducts the Bavarian State Orchestra. A HK Arts Festival programme. In Italian with Chinese and English surtitles.

19 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Film

New Releases

The Rum Diary (IIB)

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Magic to Win (IIA) (Cantonese)

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Arthur Christmas 3-D (I) (Cantonese and English versions)

1 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Film

New Releases

Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale I (IIB) (Seediq language, Taiwanese Hokkien, Mandarin and Japanese)

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Margin Call (IIB)

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50/50 (IIB)

17 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Breaking the silence

Sitting confidently in front of the crowd, nine-year-old Lee Chee-yan delivers an eloquent narrative about a kind-hearted soldier who gives an old lady a coin in exchange for a fake one she had been tricked into taking. His life is later saved by the fake coin when it deflects a bullet.

6 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Film

New Releases

Starry Starry Night (IIA) (Mandarin)

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The Three Musketeers 3-D (IIA)

See review on this page.

Sleepwalker in 3-D (IIB) (Cantonese and Putonghua)

3 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

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