Film Screening: "Vanished Archives" 消失的檔案

Film Screening: "Vanished Archives" 消失的檔案

Film Screening and Q&A with Director

Monday, November 06, 2017
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Charles E. Young Research Library Presentation Room

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Film Synopsis
“Vanished Archives” 消失的檔案 is a record of the 1967 riots, an important event in contemporary Hong Kong. The production team interviewed people who were directly involved in and witnessed the riots. They are leaders from the leftist camp and trade unions, former police officers, senior government officials, members of the explosives team, journalists, and students. A large amount of newspaper clippings and declassified National Archives of the British Government were also reviewed in the process. Among all others, “Notes on 1967” (written by Ng Tik-chow, deputy head of the HK & Macao Group of the Foreign Affairs Office under the State Council) revealed that the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party was well informed of details of the riots and issued orders from time to time.

For over four years, film director Connie Lo Yan-wai persevered in tracking down, consolidating, and analyzing a massive amount of information to reconstruct the profound and far-reaching impacts of this event on the territory. “Respect the facts, and learn from the lessons.” This is the vision of the director. We want to find the real 1967 Hong Kong.

About the Director
Connie Yan-wai Lo
Executive Producer and Director

Over the past two decades, 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 has founded Studio for Public Humanities Limited in 2012, with a focus on history documentation.
Please click here to view the film's promotional video.
Note: There will be a community screening of the film, also with the director in attendance, on Saturday, November 4, from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m., at the Monterey Park Service Club House, 440 S. McPherrin Ave., Monterey Park, CA 91754-3311. Details are available on the film’s Facebook page.

Sponsor(s): Center for Chinese Studies, Asia Pacific Center