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Friday, September 30, 2016, 6:30 PM
Department of Comparative Literature
Event: FREE Screening: Ho Yi's RED PASSAGE

Message from Department of Comparative Literature FREE Screening: Ho Yi's RED PASSAGE The Department of Comparative Literature invites you to a free screening of RED PASSAGE directed by Ho Yi. Based on true events and set in the 1970s, the film narrates the inspiring and moving story of a young Hong Kong boy attending a Mainland Chinese school during the Cultural Revolution in Hong Kong. RED PASSAGE was premiered in Hong Kong in the Hong Kong Asian Film Festival 2014, but is not officially shown in cinemas. Do grasp this valuable chance to attend this screening! Registration is not required; all are welcome. Synopsis: In 1970, during the height of the Cultural Revolution in China, Hong Kong student Chan Wah-Keung gets transferred by his father to a leftist school that follows the teachings of Chairman Mao rather than the British colonial government's education policy. Branded a bourgeois by his stern and zealous homeroom teacher, Wah-Keung has a hard time fitting into a school system where he must wave the Little Red Book and write self-criticisms for his many mistakes. The second feature film directed by Hong Kong theatre pioneer Ho Yi, Red Passage sheds light on the experiences of students in patriotic schools in the 60s and 70s. Date: 30 Sept 2016 (Friday) Time: 630-8pm Venue: Rm434, Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus, HKU Inquiries: hojason@hku.hk

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