Open Category Finalist

The Sea Within

Wong Wai-nap

Col / 30' 00" / In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles

A fishermen couple having lived from boat to shore for most of their lives, and each with a view of one’s own. With the declining local fishing industry, the two struggles between reality and ideal. This is a story of my family, best enacted by my parents.

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Finalist Showcase: 27/2 (Sat) | 7:00pm | agnès b. CINEMA | DCP | 125’ | HK$ 65/35* | With after-screening discussion

Artist’s Statement

The story is about my parents and family. In the recent years, I have been working on a documentary project about local fisherman’s chants. During the production, I heard many stories that make me review my identity, which inspired me to record my parents’ nowadays life. Their living seems dull, but full of invisible waves. Facing social changes, they struggle with reality and their livelihood diminishes. At the same time, the couple’s affection changes subtly and profoundly.