HONG KONG PREMIERE
Young Prisoners 1967 – Is History Repeating Itself?
Everyone has their secrets. Everyone has the past no one’s heard about. But what makes an entire generation sit in stunned silence with unmentionable hesitation to talk about their past? This documentary film profiles six ex-young prisoners “leftists” of the 1967 riots in Hong Kong, who face harsh realities of alienation, rejection and being forgotten but have a few words to say after half a century of silence.
Ms.Can To, is an independent documentary film director and producer based in Hong Kong, best known for her over 20-episodes for the RTHK documentary series Hong Kong Connection. With almost 30 years of experience in media, Can To’s work often look at children, environment and health issues. Her documentaries have been awarded internationally including New York International Festival awards and UNDPI Awards. World Premiere screenings of this documentary was held in the British Museum and the National Archives in London in October 2017.
Speaker: Can To,Director
The Human Rights Press Awards are run by the FCC, Amnesty International Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Journalists Association. The 22nd annual awards were held on May 12, 2018, in a ceremony at the FCC. Click here to find out who won.