The current human endeavor for “progress” seems to wipe out diversity in languages and minorities. The film Long Time No Sea 只有大海知道 screened at Cinemasia Filmfestival tells the story of the Tao, the indigenous people living on the small Orchid Island of Taiwan. The Tao has lived on the Island for more than 800 years. There are only 3,000 Tao people left. How are the Tao tear apart between their traditional way of living and the demands of modern life? What will the world miss if the Tao disappears? Listen to CRTVs interview (Mandarin) with the maker of this film, Heather Tsui.
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The making of a transgender film in Hong Kong
Hong Kong cinema is renowned for its martial arts films. The first feature film Tracey 翠絲 of director Jun Li, however, is a transgender film. What are his experiences in making a controversial film in Hong Kong? Listen to CRTV’s interview with Jun Li.
The Great Buddha+ 大佛普拉斯
The Great Buddha+ (大佛普拉达) and the winners of the other Cinemasia Film Festival Awards will be screened again in Kino on May 5 and 6.
Small Talk 日常對話
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.
New Turn 轉彎之後
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.
China’s Van Goghs
Interview: Miki Dai, Photo: Hong Tong Wu
Where do the replicas of Van Gogh’s paintings you may buy at Museumplein come from? How do the painters paint these? What is their income per painting? Listen to CRTV’s interview with Haibo Yu, maker of the documentary China’s Van Goghs.
The future of Hong Kong through the eyes of a young filmmaker
Zune Kwok directed the film Extras about the future of Hong Kong. Why did he make this film? How has the spirit of Hong Kong youngsters been changed? What will be the future of Hong Kong? Listen to CRTV’s interview with Zune Kwok: