The Forth Hong Kong International Deaf Film Festival Special Screening: Screening Deafhood

2014-03-02 14:00 - 17:32

The Forth Hong Kong International Deaf Film Festival Special Screening: Screening Deafhood

When: 2 Mar 2014 Sun 14:00/15:45
Where: Future Cinema Studio (M6094), Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre

Lighting Dance of Silence - Still

Lighting Dance of Silence - Still

第四届香港国际聋人电影节-特备放映节目:光影聋情

Co-presenters: Hong Kong Arts Centre; Hong Kong Association of the Deaf; Asian People's Theatre Festival Society; City University of Hong Kong; School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong; Department of Applied Social Studies, City University of Hong Kong

Who Cares? - Still

Who Cares? - Still

Programme 1
When: 2 Mar 2014 Sun 14:00
Duration: 47'46"

Film Director Information Story
Working Holiday Director: Yau Tsz Hung Hong Kong / 2013 / 8'
In Cantonese with Hong Kong Sign Language and Chinese Subtitle
Becky is having work holiday at New Zealand. She worked and enjoyed life.
Whatsapp & U Director: Anthony Cheung Hong Kong / 2013 / 9'
In Cantonese with Hong Kong Sign Language and Chinese Subtitles

In recent years, Hong Kong has a strange phenomenon, inside the subways, on the streets, offices, restaurants, etc, phone can connect people. What exactly would affect the relationship among people?

Unfortunately, these things are not friendly to everyone, it can distort the relationships, it can be said it could closer the relationship of people, but also make people suffer. It is…

Code of CODA Director: Sammy So Hong Kong / 2013 / 12'14"
In Cantonese with Hong Kong Sign Language and Chinese Subtitles

Born into a deaf family, Charis has buried a lock in her heart. Her parents' separation and her subsequent residence in the Home for Children have caused her to despise her identity as a CODA. She had wanted to give it up altogether…

With such a childhood of scars and pain, can she finally locate the code to open her heart-lock?

Listening Eye: The Person who use the leg to write Calligraphy - Kit Chen Producer: Public Television Service Foundation Taiwan / 2012 / 18'32"
In Mandarin with Taiwan Sign Language and Chinese Subtitles
Kit was sixty years old with multiple disabilities. At the age of fourteen, he suffered from Japanese encephalitis which lead to atrophy of the hands; his mouth was not able to be closed up because of neurological disorders. He then admitted the newly established Catholic Non-profit Tsz-Ai Mercy Hospice, where he received rehabilitation and vocational training, life gradually changed.

 

Boris Bolt - Still

Boris Bolt - Still

Programme 2
When: 2 Mar 2014 Sun 15:45
Duration: 107"

Film Director Information Story
Still Here Director: Louis Neethling UK / 2012 / 27'
In English with British Sign Language, English and Chinese Subtitles
Comedy-drama about a group of ageing Deaf Club performers who have been performing together for over 30 years. Ruby, the only lady mainstay, keeps the group together. When Ruby falls ill, their lives are thrown into turmoil. Still Here is a black comedy that looks at friendship, ageing and change, and celebrates the senior members of the Deaf club community.
Who Cares? Director: Camilla Arnold UK / 2013 / 27'
In English with British Sign Language, English and Chinese Subtitles
A documentary about care services for the Deaf elderly people in the UK. What kind of residential services do the Deaf elderly people need? Do they need caretakers who know sign language?
Hello (Salam) Director: Taha Ghanimifard Iran / 2008 / 6'
In Persian with Persian Sign Language, English and Chinese Subtitles
A Deaf girl is not accepted by an ordinary school. But she is helped by a man who teaches Deaf students. Hello (Salam) commemorates late Mr. Jabbar Baghcheban, the first Iranian teacher of Deaf students.
Boris Bolt Director: Paul Miller UK / 2012 / 4'51"
In English with British Sign Language, English and Chinese Subtitles
Boris Bolt is a little, lonely, Deaf Frankenstein who lives in a tiny house by himself. One day, he decides to leave his house and seek friends.
How to Mug a Deaf Person? Director: Ben Green UK / 2013 / 2'19"
In English with British Sign Language, English and Chinese Subtitles
A Deaf man is waiting for his sign interpreter in a park. A hearing hustler approaches the Deaf man for money. Could the hustler cheat the Deaf man?
Interview with Richard Griffiths OBE Director: Marilyn Willrich UK / 2013 / 14'41"
In English with British Sign Language, English and Chinese Subtitles
Richard Griffiths OBE is famous for his filmic role of Harry Potter's nasty muggle uncle Vernon Dursley. In real, Richard is a signing CODA whose parents are Deaf. He became the first patron of Deaffest (UK's Deaf Film Festival) in 2012. The documentary is an interview of him shot before his death.
Lighting Dance of Silence Directors: Jason Wong & Chiu Sung-fai Hong Kong / 2013 / 24'30"
In Cantonese with Hong Kong Sign Language, English and Chinese Subtitles
Deaf boy Jason loves dancing. He is aspired to show his talents on the stage in future. One day, he encounters a street dance master CK and asks to be CK's pupil. CK is touched by Jason's sincerity and decides to teach him how to dance. Beyond his main challenge of deafness, Jason has to deal with his teammates' boycott and his Deaf girlfriend's resentment. Can Jason succeed at last? In reality, to count the beats, Deaf dancers usually bare foot for feeling the vibrations from the wooden floor, or notice the direction of choreographer or sign interpreters.

 

*There will be a 5-10minute discussion with the director after screening.

 

Programme Enquiry: 852-28918488, 852-23272497, 852-25820273
Add: 18 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon, Hong Kong

 

*Information provide by Hong Kong Association of the Deaf

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