Open Category Finalist
Col / 24’49” / In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
Ma works part time in a laundry shop called Angela. One night during the Umbrella Movement, Ma encounters Shum, a customer whose head is hurt in the protest. When Shum’s clothes are being washed, the two begin to understand each other’s world for the first time.
During the Umbrella Movement, young people invested their youth and bore the burden they are not responsible for, showing a great deal of noble sentiment. Meanwhile, those who were not engaged were often misjudged as politically indifferent. If we learn to observe people around, understand their situations and offer help, a better future is possible.