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Home, and a Distant Archive
Director: Dorothy Cheung

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Production Country Netherlands
Production Year 2019
Duration 24' 04''
Colour Colour
Language In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
Genre Documentary
Shooting Format HD
Synopsis Home, and a Distant Archive is a poetic portrait of four Hong Kong women aboard in London, who volunteered for retrieving and digitising the UK records of the handover agreement between the United Kingdom and China, and their thoughts on identity, diaspora and their home at this troubled time. The film is a resonant, poetic, deeply personal, yet expansive reflection, bringing into sharp relief the political and existential moment we are in.
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Remarks shared after Festival


International Film Festival Rotterdam is very close to my heart since I have been there twice as a student when I was studying in the Netherlands.

This time as a filmmaker, I can see the festival from a professional perspective, that is very different from being an audience. These filmmaker meetings, networking opportunities, panel, and Q&A sessions have been helpful for filmmakers' professional development, and in planning for upcoming projects.. [More]
International Film Festival Rotterdam is very close to my heart since I have been there twice as a student when I was studying in the Netherlands.

This time as a filmmaker, I can see the festival from a professional perspective, that is very different from being an audience. These filmmaker meetings, networking opportunities, panel, and Q&A sessions have been helpful for filmmakers' professional development, and in planning for upcoming projects. Through these events, I have also met filmmakers, producers, film professionals and artists from Hong Kong and aboard, and these exchanges are only possible given that IFFR has been a very open and vivid festival.

With support from NAE, I am very glad that I could also attend some of the other screenings, talks, and masterclasses. The festival atmosphere is always very organic and inspiring, I appreciate very much how it empowers people working with individual voices and independent cinema. Being someone working with indie cinema, I feel deeply grateful to be there and having that support.






— Shared by Cheung Tsz-yan Dorothy, director of Home, and a Distant Archive after attending the 49th International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) in Netherlands, under the sponsorship of NAE.

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