Home, and a Distant Archive

Home, and a Distant Archive

張紫茵Dorothy CHEUNG
2020
  • Hong Kong
  • Netherlands
24min
Colour
  • DCP

Home, and a Distant Archive

Synopsis

Two decades after the transfer of sovereignty over Hong Kong in 1997, the files concerning the Sino-British negotiations are finally declassified, revealing key information never known to Hongkongers. This film centres around four women volunteering for Decoding Hong Kong’s History, a project digitising records of the Handover from the British National Archives, and the women’s thoughts on identity, diaspora, and their home in troubled times.

Festivals & Awards
2021 ifva
2019 IFF Rotterdam