Home and Mobility

There could be a thousand reasons to leave one’s homeland, with a common wish of “hoping for a better future”. However, things usually go against people’s will. From both a global and local point of view, this “Home and Mobility” screening aims to recollect these stories of diaspora, and the hardships accounted on the way to “settle down”.

12/3 (Sun) | 4pm | Hong Kong Arts Centre Cinema | 103’ | Free admission

The five directors will join a discussion panel with guest speaker to respond to the issue of social and global inequality.

Moderator: Dr. Leung Kai-chi
Speaker: Dr. Chan Yuk-wah
(Associate Professor at Department of Asian and International Studies, City University of Hong Kong)

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The Suitcase
Philip Leung
Canada / 12’00” / Col / In Mandarin with English subtitles

A mother attempts to calm her daughter down as she is smuggled from rural China to Canada in a suitcase.

The Drifter
Wong Tin-shing
Hong Kong / Col / 22′ 21″ / In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles

Sze-man is facing a dilemma when she participates in an inter-school debate, standing on the negative side with the motion “Hong Kong Government should allow Mainlanders to settle down in Hong Kong”. Her “secret” as a cross-boundary student living in Shenzhen is carefully kept away from her classmates with the fear that she would be discriminated.

The Home Promised
Betty Xie
Canada and Taiwan / Col / 19’00” / In Mandarin with English subtitles

The Home Promised focuses on an urban neighbourhood on the brink of demolition – the Shaoxing neighbourhood in Taipei, Taiwan. Facing eviction, elderly residents of Shaoxing band together and find a home they never knew they had. 

2 or 3 things about the bridge
Wan Fai
Hong Kong / 30’00” / Col / In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles

The last Vietnamese refugees camp in Hong Kong was closed down in 2000, with a big group of them stayed in the city. Some of them chose to live under the flyovers in Shum Shui Po.

The Transplants
Tan Jingliang
Singapore/ Col / 20’00 / In Mandarin with English subtitles

A young Chinese couple struggles to adapt to their new home and grows increasingly estranged from one another and from their surroundings.