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Interview with Yau Ching:

Gina Marchetti

in Hong Kong Screenscapes

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print November 2010 | ISBN: 9789888028566
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9789882206991 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5790/hongkong/9789888028566.003.0014
Interview with Yau Ching:

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Yau Ching's Ho Yuk: Let's Love Hong Kong is the first narrative feature film about Hong Kong lesbians told from a lesbian/feminist perspective. Yau Ching's road to filmmaking shows how Hong Kong's vibrant alternative film and video culture can nurture innovation, strengthen ties to the world filmmaking community, and involve Hong Kong filmmakers in the expansion of the public sphere for the marginalized, maligned, and dispossessed. The story of its production also highlights the connections between Hong Kong independent cinema and international trends in queer counter-cinemas. In this interview, Yau Ching talks about her development as a filmmaker, her inspiration for Ho Yuk, its production, and its impact on local as well global audiences. Yau Ching talks about her experience of making films began long before her film education began.

Keywords: Yau Ching; Ho Yuk; narrative feature film; Hong Kong; lesbians; alternative film; video culture; filmmaking; independent cinema; queer counter-cinemas

Chapter.  4634 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Film

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