Director Huang Hui-chen from Taiwan turns the camera on her lesbian mother in hopes of repairing their fractured relationship. In intense one-on-one interviews, Huang asks her mother probing questions that she would not be able to ask without the filtering distance of her camera. This documentary won the Teddy Award at Berlin Film Festival.
What did Huang Hui-chen learnt in this documentary from her mother and herself? What does this mean to her for raising her child? Listen to CRTV’s interview with Huang Hui-chen in Mandarin.
A 16-year-old loner is struggling to find love in his life. His mother abandoned him at an early age, and his unemployed father wallows in a drunken stupor. He becomes invigorated, however, when he has an intriguing encounter with a middle-aged woman (Carina Lau) by a swimming pool and subsequently finds out she’s his new substitute teacher. The two start spending time together — their longing and fear of abandonment making their friendship take a forbidden turn.
Listen to CRTV’s interview in Cantonese with Tam Wai-ching, maker of the film In Your Dreams 以青春的名義
Inspired by her own cycling trip around Taiwan, Hong Kong filmmaker Doris Wong makes her debut with New Turn 轉彎之後. How do the stucked lives of four youngsters change during their cycling tour in Taiwan? Listen to CRTV’s interview with Doris.
Rotterdam Chinese New Year opened the Year of the Dog with a splendid East meets West Chinese New Year’s concert by jazz singer Lan Lan with Codarts Alumni Association. The halls in De Doelen were decorated by statues of dogs painted by Dutch and Chinese artists. After the opening with a lion dance, a special 8-courses VIP diner was organized by chef cooks. The concert was opened by three lions dancing in front of the stage. Lan Lan covered many classic Chinese songs with Codarts Alumni Association. Listen to the interview with Lan Lan and one of her songs during the concert.
Today, the exhibition Lines in Motion – East meets West was opened at CBK Amsterdam. CRTV spoke with two young artists, See Wan (Iris) Tsang and Sze Wai Wong. Both graduated in Fine Arts from Chinese University of Hong Kong, Iris searches her origin by painting on fabrics, while Sze Wai reflects on herself by painting on canvas. What does East meets West mean for them?
(Interview by Hong Tong Wu)
The rise of China to the world’s second-largest economy surely is the most dramatic development in the global economy over the past twenty-five years. China’s economic development, a combination of market-led growth under a single-party government, poses serious challenges to conventional theories of capitalism. What did China learn from its history? Why is China’s model uncomparable to western capitalism? What historical events had lead to the development of China’s model? Listen to CRTV’s interview with Debin Ma, associate professor in economic history at London School of Economics and editor of the coming second volume of The Economic History of China.