Home, and a Distant Archive (2020)

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. (24’13”)

Festival Selection:
- Selected for 49th International Film Festival Rotterdam, the Netherlands, Jan 2020
- Selected for Documentary Competition on Human Rights at 8th Festival Internacional de Cine Documental de Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sept 2020 - Selected for the Cinema Versa Documentary Short Film Programme at 34th Leeds International Film Festival, UK, Nov 2020 - Selected for 23rd Montreal International Documentary Festival, Canada, Nov 2020 - Selected for 10th Balneário Camboriú International Film Festival, Brazil, Nov 2020 - Selected for 15th Jogja-NETPAC Asian Film Festival, Indonesia, Nov 2020
- Selected for 26th ifva Awards Short Film Open Category finalist, Hong Kong, Mar 2021
- Selected for International Competition in 9th Liberation DocFest 2021,  Bangladesh, Apr 2021
- Selected for 12th Taiwan International Documentary Festival, Taiwan, Apr 2021
- Selected for Psarokokalo International Short Film Festival 2021, Greece, Jun 2021
- Selected for Voices of the Ground Short Film Festival, Germany, Sept 2021


- Screened at Singapore International Film Festival New Wave Programmme, Singapore, Oct 2020 - Screened at Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art, UK, Mar 2021

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