|Director: Connie Lo Yan-Wai|
TUESDAY, JUNE 6, 2017
6:30PM – LIGHT BUFFET DINNER
7:00PM – SCREENING
This is the controversial documentary that has inspired intense debate and reflection on the 50th anniversary of the 1967 riots in Hong Kong. “Vanished Archives” has attracted packed audiences of all ages at community screenings. The production team interviewed people who had been directly involved and who had witnessed the riots first hand. They are leaders from the leftist camp and trade unions, former police officers, senior government servants, members of the explosives team, journalists and students. For over four years, Ms. Lo persevered in the tracking down, consolidating and analyzing a massive amount of information. She managed to reconstruct the historic segments of the 1967 riots, which had a profound and far-reaching impact on Hong Kong, echoes of which are still very relevant today. Please note that this film is narrated in Cantonese with English sub-titles.
Over the past two decades, Ms. Lo has worked in different media groups including the TV Division of Radio Television Hong Kong, the News and Public Affairs Department of Asia Television Limited, Fairchild TV in Canada and the News and Public Affairs Department of Television Broadcasts Limited. She founded Studio for Public Humanities Limited four years ago with a focus in history documentation.
Speaker: Connie Lo Yan-Wai,Director
The Human Rights Press Awards are run by the FCC, Amnesty International Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Journalists Association. The ceremony took place in May 2017. Click here to see the winners.