Open Category Finalist

Midnight in Mong Kok - A Documentary

Lam Tze-wing Nora

Col / 19' 45" / In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles

Mong Kok is often associated with “grassroots” and “gangsters”. During the Umbrella Revolution, traditional media only focused on Admiralty, where students and pan-democrats took the lead, and defamed Mong Kok as
violent and dangerous. This documentary records the people, scenario and happenings in this occupied zone.

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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

When the movement began I spent most of my time in the occupied area of Admiralty. Then I started to visit Mong Kok and found that the atmosphere was completely different from Admiralty. The Mong Kok that I encountered was not the one depicted by media or other students, so I made this documentary to unveil the actual Mong Kok occupied area to the public.