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Director: Jeff Kwok


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Production Country Hong Kong
Production Year 2015
Duration 12’47”
Colour Colour
Language No dialogue and subtitles
Genre Documentary
Shooting Format HD
Synopsis In September 2014, a pro-democracy movement, Umbrella Movement, broke out in Hong Kong, asking for western democracy from Communist China. This film captures different kinds of people involved in this revolution that was deemed impossible to succeed. They will be remembered in history as such. My mission was to record this most significant event that’d ever happened in Hong Kong for the last 160 years. From the footages gathered during the movement, what I saw was a kind of romance, one that’s never appeared in the city where only utilitarianism was celebrated. Though beautifully felt, this romance didn’t last long. In this video poem, I want those people to be remembered like the way they were.
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Remarks shared after Festival visit

“I have been an independent filmmaker since my graduation in 2012. It has been a long road and will be my career for life. As a creator, it is not easy from the beginning to the end. To find an inspiring topic, to single out the subject, to make a film out of it; no steps are easy. Yet the hardest part is always to get your voice heard, which is to bring your film to more and more audience if possible. I do not have the support from famous producers or studios so that I can make a film without having to worry about distributing it. So I must work alone and try to make it public myself. The only thing I can do is to apply for film festivals around the world on my own expense. But without any financial backup, I do need help during such process. I am delighted I could receive help from NAE so that I could attend to the festival to share my work with the world. I hope NAE will keep helping people like me all the way down.”

Shared by Jeff Kwok, director of MOKSHA, after attending the 39th Outdoor Short Film Festival of Grenoble in France, under the sponsorship of NAE.

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