Event Details

Thursday, April 6, 2017, 4:30 PM
Department of Comparative Literature
Screening: Documentaries on the Move: Women, Artists, and Migrant Pickers

Message from Department of Comparative Literature Event Poster Documentaries on the Move: Women, Artists, and Migrant Pickers HKU Master of Arts in Literary and Cultural Studies and Chinese Documentary Festival Series Screening of My Foreign Hometown (日久, 他鄉是她鄉) Director: Tsai Ching-ju Taiwan / 2014 / 90 min In Mandarin and Hakka dialect with Chinese & English Subtitles Date: April 6 (Thurs) Time: 4:30pm Venue: Room 201, K.K.Leung Building, Main Campus, HKU. Ever thought of marrying and settling down in Taiwan? What are the dreams and struggles of women whose marriage have taken them to live in an unfamiliar culture? Stories of “foreign brides” are about women on the move, and about the resilience of women seeking better lives. In Taiwan’s Hakka community, “foreign brides” are women originally from Japan, Indonesia, and mainland China who settle in Taiwan through marriage. What are the realities of wives-mothers holding up new families in a land where they are strangers? The women in the documentary tell stories of struggles adapting to a Hakka linguistic community and its traditions, the cultural differences and conflicts, and the new competences they have acquired. These “foreign brides” make a facet of migration history that stretches back several decades, and they reveal immigrant women’s gentle resilience. Director Tsai Ching-ju worked as a producer, photographer, and editor. Her films have been shown in Taiwan’s Women Make Waves Film Festival. All are welcome! No registration required.

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