Diversity = Strength: Film Festival & Student Forum

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Diversity = Strength; Film Festival and Student Forum

This film festival and student forum, organised by the University’s Community for Enhancing Intercultural Learning Experiences, will showcase Hong Kong’s diversity and the power of multiple points of view. Four films will be shown over a two-week period. Special guests will be invited to speak at the different film screenings. At the half-day forum following the screenings, we will explore the themes of the films and what diversity means to us as individuals and a society. We will also discuss how we can support the learning and well-being outcomes of diverse groups in our society.

These events are endorsed by HLTH 1010.

 

Due to the pandemic and closure of the University's venue, the film festival is postponed. Date to be confirmed. 

 

Registration

Registration will reopen later.

 

Details of Events

Date: TBC

Time: TBC

Venue: Main Hall, Shaw Auditorium

Participants: Students and staff (with up to 3 guests)

Hosts: International Students Association

Special Guest: Sri Kishore (Director)

About this film:

It's a love story between a Hong Kong girl and an Indian boy, set in Hong Kong. It encapsulates the drama of conflicts caused by racial discrimination as well as differences in social-cultural, lifestyle, and family values. At the same time, it combines the emotions of tears, joy, and humor with song and dance. This film is rated IIB. Watch the trailer here.

Date: TBC

Time: TBC

Venue: Main Hall, Shaw Auditorium

Participants: Students and staff (with up to 3 guests)

Hosts: HKUST Connect

Special Guest: Liza Avelino (star of the film), Catherine Gurtin, (CEO of PathFinders Hong Kong)

About this film:

'The Helper' chronicles the diverse stories from Hong Kong's migrant domestic workers, exploring the immense contribution they make to society in the face of heart-breaking separation from their loved ones. This film is rated I. Watch the trailer here.

Date: TBC

Time: TBC

Venue: Main Hall, Shaw Auditorium

Participants: Students and staff (with up to 3 guests)

Hosts: HKUST Softball Team

Special Guest: TBC

About this film:

In 1984, the Sino-British Joint Declaration was signed and the future of Hong Kong became unclear. In that year, 'Shatin Martins', the first Hong Kong youth baseball team, was formed. The 10 young players were living uneasy and restless lives. They were humiliated by one defeat after another, but the hardship only brought out their bravery to overcome the struggles. The players ignited their glory with every game as they grew together with their city. This film is rated IIB. Watch the trailer here.

Date: TBC

Time: TBC

Venue: Main Hall, Shaw Auditorium

Participants: Students and staff (with up to 3 guests)

Hosts: Rainbow Bird Community

Special Guest: Ray Yeung (Director)

About this film:

The story of two closeted married men in their twilight years, one day Pak, 70, a taxi driver who refuses to retire, meets Hoi, 65, a retired single father, in a park. Despite years of societal and personal pressure, they are proud of the families they have created through hard work and determination. Yet in that brief initial encounter, something is unleashed in them which had been suppressed for so many years. As both men recount and recall their personal histories, they also contemplate a possible future together. This film is rated IIB. Watch the trailer here.

Date: TBC

Time: TBC

Venue: Language Commons (Room 3018, Lift 2 or 3)

Participants: Students

Facilitators: Members of the University’s Community for Enhancing Intercultural Learning Experiences

Lunch will be provided during the event

About this forum:

In this forum we will explore the diversity in our society, how this diversity was presented in the films shown during our festival, and what diversity means to us as individuals and a society. We will develop competencies to bridge divides and improve interactions across difference.

If you’re interested in meeting students of different backgrounds, doing some perspective-taking, and thinking about how you can personally develop to support the learning and well-being outcomes of diverse groups in our society, this event is for you. This event will be highly interactive and require your active participation.