Creative Agency & Screening Ideas Present: Ten Years (2015) + Panel Discussion
Made immediately after the 2014 Umbrella Movement, Ten Years (dir. Kwok Zune, Wong Fei-pang, Jevons Au, Chow Kwun-wai, and Ng Ka-leung) is a dystopian anthology that imagines what Hong Kong will become by 2025. The collection of vignettes follows ordinary residents who feel increasingly disfranchised under iron-fisted rule, rebels who strive to preserve destroyed homes and artifacts, low-level gangsters caught in a political conspiracy and — in a particularly poignant storyline that reportedly drove local audiences to tears — a mysterious activist who self-immolates in protest. Now that the semi-autonomous city is five months deep into its unprecedented political crisis, it is time to consider how this Hong Kong Film Awards winner perfectly captured the post-Umbrella collective emotions that would eventually bring people back on the streets today.
This screening will be followed by a panel discussion with Dr. Kevin Carrico, Mr. Brendan Clift, and Mr. Victor Yim, with Ms. Louisa Lim as the moderator.
Sponsored by Creative Agency and with support from Golden Scene Company Limited, this event is free and open to the public.