Yellowing 亂世備忘


Yellowing 亂世備忘

Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Frederic Wood Theatre, 6354 Crescent Rd, Vancouver

Length: 128 mins
Language: Cantonese with English Subtitles

Open & free to the public. Registration required.

Sponsored by: Centre for Chinese Research, Department of Asian Studies, Department of History, Department of Theatre and Film, St. John’s College, School of Social Work, Vancouver Hong Kong Forum Society, PCHC – Museum of Migration Society, VAHMS, explorASIAN, VAFF

Online registration is now closed but we will still be accepting people at the door. Limited seating is still available.


About the Film

The turmoil that has overtaken Hong Kong since its return to Chinese sovereignty in 1997 has spawned a new generation of young, passionately committed activist filmmakers; they want to tell Hong Kong’s story with Hong Kong voices. And the best indie documentary to have emerged so far from the HKSAR is this year’s Yellowing, by Chan Tze Woon, a 29-year-old with degrees in policy studies and film production.

Hong Kong’s fraught, tense relationship with its mainland Chinese overseers came to a head with the Umbrella Movement of 2014. A crowd of protesters stormed Civic Square on September 27. The next day police shocked most residents of the HKSAR by attacking the growing crowds with volleys of tear gas, whereupon a wide cross section of Hong Kongers occupied the streets in several areas and stayed for almost 6 weeks.

Chan took his camera on the streets for 67 days during these events. He shot 1000 hours of footage, out of which he crafted a sensational and moving document featuring revealing portraits of students who camped out on the streets and organized a temporary, alternative, cooperative and communitarian Hong Kong. Richly detailed, engrossing and dramatic, this film captures the sights, sounds, and feelings of a time when tens of thousands of Hong Kong citizens, led by energized and idealistic youth, defied their government and demanded real democracy.

(Shelly Kraicer, VIFF)

About the Director

Chan Tze Woon is an independent film director whose work includes “The Aqueous Truth” (2013) and “Being Rain: Representation and Will” (2014). “Yellowing” (2016), which made its overseas debut at the just-concluded Vancouver International Film Festival, has been nominated for “Best Documentary” for the Golden Horse Awards.

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陳梓桓畢業於城市大學政策及行政學系,後於浸會大學修讀電影電視及數碼媒體。短片作品包括《香港人不知道的》(2013)、 《作為雨水:表象及意志》(2014),以陰謀論的故事及偽紀錄片的手法描繪香港的政治氛圍,2014他以攝影機參與雨傘運動,完成首部紀錄長片《亂世備忘》。