Authenticity and Independence:

M. K. Cheung

in Fruit Chan's Made in Hong Kong

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print July 2009 | ISBN: 9789622099777
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9789882206953 | DOI:
Authenticity and Independence:

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This chapter discusses independent cinema and the practice of independent filmmaking. It discusses the revival of Hong Kong indie cinema in the 1990s and describes Fruit Chan as a role model for many filmmakers. After Made in Hong Kong, Chan has been circulated in Western and Asian cinematic discourses as an “indie filmmaker.” In public discourse, Chan's debut is referred to as “the Hong Kong independent legend.” His creative use of resources in the industry and his alternative way of gathering funding from friends and international film groups are regarded as ways in which he fights for access to and participatory equity within the commercial institution of film.

Keywords: independent cinema; independent filmmaking; Hong Kong indie cinema; Fruit Chan; Made in Hong Kong

Chapter.  5351 words. 

Subjects: Film

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