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Dialogue with the Director and Screenwriter of “Mad World”

Dialogue with the Director and Screenwriter of “Mad World”

Date: Apr 11, 2017 (Tues)
Time: 7 – 8.30pm
Venue: D2-LP-10, Tai Po Campus, The Education University of Hong Kong

Guests: Director Wong Chun
Screenwriter Florence Chan
Moderator: Nicholas Wong (LCS)

Synopsis
“To avoid, or to confront? To deny, or to embrace? To give up, or to make a change?”

The film begins with an old man who has long been absent as a father (Eric TSANG), picking up his son (Shawn YUE), who is suffering from bipolar disorder, from a mental hospital. Both men are in deep remorse for the accident that caused the death of the mother (Elaine JIN). The tension and anxiety boil as they stay with each other in a tiny subdivided flat. As time passes, they realize the pain between one another is not the only confrontation that awaits them; but also to face the cruel and unjust world that they are living in.

Langauge: Cantonese, with simultaneous interpretation in English

ALL are welcome! No registration required.

Enquires: Manni Cheung (CPCH) at cheungml@eduhk.hk or 2948-7360

《一念無明》― 與導演及編劇對話

曰期:四月十一日 (星期二)

時間:晚上七時至八時半

地點:香港教育大學大埔校園D2-LP-10

嘉賓 : 黃進 導演 陳楚珩 編劇

主持 : 黃裕邦(文學及文化學系)

故事簡介

迴避還是直面,否定還是擁抱,放棄還是改變。

阿東(余文樂 飾)患有躁鬱症,因父親離家不顧,獨力照顧飽受病患折磨的母親 (金燕玲 飾)。母子二人情緒互相牽引激化,猶如漫長的困獸鬥。一天,阿東如常替失禁的母親沖洗,拉扯間發生意外,導致母親死亡。阿東的父親大海(曾志偉 飾)驚覺一直逃避的問題發酵成了悲劇。獨居多年的他在愧疚和孤獨驅使下,應醫院建議,接阿東到自己的板間房暫住

故事從這裡開始。兩個背負沉重愧疚的大男人只剩下對方,對方卻是自己最不能面對的過去。當二人一步一步走出過去的陰霾和枷鎖,在狹縫間建立關係,更大的壓迫卻來自社會

節目將以粵語進行,無需登記
查詢:張先生(流行文化與人文學研究中心) cheungml@eduhk.hk 或 2948-7360

 

After Poetry, What Now?

In this talk, Mariko Nagai will be talking about the prosody of American/English poetry and its (ir)relevance for poets who write from the non-American/British background. She will talk about the process of creating Irradiated Cities, a hybrid project that incorporates interviews, found phrases, primary sources and photography, as a way to create a new mode of expression that could not be contained in the American/English prosody.

 

Bios

Born in Tokyo and raised in Europe and America, Mariko Nagai studied English/Creative Writing – Poetry at New York University. Her numerous honors include the Erich Maria Remarque Fellowship from New York University, fellowships from the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center, Akademie Schloss Solitude, UNESCO-Aschberg Bursaries for the Arts, Yaddo, and Writers Center of Norwich, to name a few. She has received the Pushcart Prizes both in poetry and fiction. Nagai’s collection of poems, Histories of Bodies, won the Benjamin Saltman Prize from Red Hen Press, and her first collection of stories, Georgic: Stories won the 2009 G.S. Sharat Chandra Fiction Prize from BkMk Press. Her other books include Instructions for the Living (Word Palace Press 2012), Dust of Eden (Albert Whitman & Co, 2014), and Irradiated Cities (Les Figues, 2016). She is an Associate Professor of creative writing and Japanese literature at Temple University, Japan Campus in Tokyo, where she is also the Director of Research. She also serves as Co-Regional Advisor of SCBWI Japan.

Event Details
Date: 27 March 2017
Time: 18:30
Venue: D4-G/F-04, Tao Po Campus, The Education University of Hong Kong

For enquiries, please contact Mr. Manni CHEUNG: (E) cheungml@eduhk.hk, (T) 2948-7360.

Film Screening: Ten Years

Screening & Discussion: Ten Years

Guests: Andrew Choi, Ng Ka Leung, Jevons Au Man Kit, Kiwi Chow Kwun-Wai (Producers and Directors of Ten Years)

*Footage now available. Click for more!

Date: 09 Dec 2016 (Fri)

Time: 16:30-18:15 (Screening)/18:15-19:15 (Discussion)

Venue: D2-LP-05

Language: (Screening) Cantonese and Putonghua, with Chinese and English subtitles; (Discussion) English, with simultaneous interpretation in Chinese

 

 

Postcolonial Studies Salon

Date: 23 Nov 2016 & 25 Nov 2016 (Wed & Fri)

Time: 09:00-11:30 (21 st) & 15:00-17:30 (23rd)

Venue: B3-LP-05

Students of ENG4349 Postcolonial Literatures in English present their final projects.

Public lecture “Varieties of the English” by Tse Hao Guang

Date: 17 Nov 2016 (Thursday)

Time: 14:30-16:30

Venue: D1-LP-08, EdUHK

Speaker: Tse Hao Guang, Singapore-based poet 

Abstract

In this talk Singaporean poet Tse Hao Guang will look at poetry, including his own which comments on postcolonial and postmodern turns in Singapore culture. He will consider the ways in which Singaporean writers try to employ conversational/natural voices to counter the perception that poetry is elitist. Drawing on Singaporean writing in traditional and nonce forms, particularly writing that makes use of creole and pidgin, Tse will argue that there are ways to productively engage in linguistic experimentation, reclaim a colonial tool, and resist the neocolonial urge to consider such Englishes low prestige, all at once.

Bio
Assembled with parts from Hong Kong and Malaysia, Tse Hao Guang 謝皓光 is the author of hyperlinkage (2013) and Deeds of Light (2015, both Math Paper Press). Deeds was shortlisted for the Singapore Literature Prize in 2016. He co-edits the cross-genre, collaborative journal OF ZOOS, and UnFree Verse (2017), the in-progress anthology of Singapore poetry in received and nonce forms. He serves as essays editor of the online educational/critical resource poetry.sg, and is a 2016 fellow of the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa.

 

 

No registration is required. For enquiries, please contact Mr. Manni CHEUNG: (E) cheungml@eduhk.hk, (T) 2948-7360.

 

We look forward to seeing you in the lecture.

 

 

Film Screening: exodus of nowhere, episode 2: gamble (selected excerpt)

Screening & Discussion: exodus of nowhere, episode 2: gamble

Co-created by Lee Wai Yi, Enoch Ng, and Kelvin Wu, 2014. A v-artivist film.

Date: 21 Nov 2016 (Mon)

Time: 19:30-21:30

Venue: C-LP-02

Language: (Screening) Cantonese, English and Putonghua, with Chinese and English subtitles; (Discussion) Cantonese, with simultaneous interpretation in English

 

exodus of no where is a film series concerning the relationships between the grassroots and the borders. The three filmmakers attempt to understand in what way does the narrative network constituted by migration, border-crossing, wealth disparity, colonization, gender politics, capitalistic globalization and ethnic politics creates countless tragedies of the grassroots, through looking into small family histories and grand narration of human migration.

 

Biography

v-artivist, a Hong Kong community based art group, believes that ‘art is the creative expression of the relationship between individual and collective’, and is thus devoted to “give art back to the people and let people return to art”. most of v-artivist film-length “productions”, which concerns the livelihood of the grassroots, are continuous participatory documentaries that involves co-creation with people who are “being filmed”, including people in deep distress (2013), raging land film series (2010-), walk on! shung ning road (2011), and home where the yellow banners fly (2006). the essay-film trilogy exodus of nowhere is their response to the growing ethnic tension in contemporary Hong Kong. other than filmmaking, v-artivist is also actively engaged in media literary movement to empower the grassroots’ continuous and autonomous engagement with art.

〔未存在的故鄉〕是影行者所製作、一系列有關基層與邊境的影片。〔未存在的故鄉〕的三人,嘗試透過自身和家族的歴史,對照各種小人物跨越邊境的歴史,了解移民、邊境、貧富懸殊、殖民、資本全球化與族群政治之間千絲萬縷的故事網絡,如何導致歷史上大大小小的悲劇。

在越趨非此即彼,越來越喜歡為人貼標籤、迫人站邊以示正義的時代裡,我們可以選擇既有原則,但也有思考、了解、溝通、反思嗎?我們可以選擇,做一個人嗎?

誠邀各位有興趣的朋友來參與放映及映後討論,到時見。

共同創作:李維怡、胡家偉、吳以諾|製作:影行者|廣東話、英語、普通話(中、英文字幕)|2014|香港|140分鐘