North American Chinese participants arrive in Taiwan on the first Love Boat trip in 1967. Photo: Victor Wong/Love Boat

‘Love Boat’ summer camps in Taiwan for overseas Chinese recalled in documentary now showing

  • ‘They laughed in the right places’ says filmmaker Valerie Soe of audience at premiere in California of her documentary Love Boat: Taiwan
  • Programme to introduce young Chinese in North America to Taiwan that began in 1967 earned its nickname for the romances it spawned
Topic |   Cinema

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North American Chinese participants arrive in Taiwan on the first Love Boat trip in 1967. Photo: Victor Wong/Love Boat
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Man Kam-hop, 91, (left) and Leung Siu-ha, who sang bridal laments as they recalled being wed to strangers in arranged marriages in Hong Kong for a documentary. The women are from the Weitou minority that moved to Hong Kong 1,000 years ago. Photo: Xiaomei Chen

Hong Kong arranged marriage heartbreak: the bridal laments women sang before leaving home

  • Young women, often unschooled, were found husbands by matchmakers, and last days before marrying strangers were spent crying and singing songs of sadness
  • The laments these Weitou women sang, passed down through generations, have been recorded, along with the stories of their lives, in a documentary film
Topic |   Old Hong Kong

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Man Kam-hop, 91, (left) and Leung Siu-ha, who sang bridal laments as they recalled being wed to strangers in arranged marriages in Hong Kong for a documentary. The women are from the Weitou minority that moved to Hong Kong 1,000 years ago. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
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