“Vanished Archives” October Community Screenings
Presenter: “Vanished Archives” Concern Group
Date & Time:
8/10/2017 (Sun), 2:30pm
14/10/2017 (Sat), 2:30pm
15/10/2017 (Sun), 2:30pm
Venue: Screening Room, HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity
Hong Kong｜2017｜119 min｜In Cantonese with Chinese Subtitles
Director and Executive Producer: Connie Yan-wai Lo
Ticket price: $70
“Vanished Archives” is an image record of the 1967 riots, an important historic event in contemporary Hong Kong.
The production team interviewed people who have directly involved and witnessed the riots. They are leaders from the leftist camp and trade unions, former police officers, seniors government servants, members of the explosives team, journalists and students. Large amount of newspaper clippings and declassified National Archives of the British Government were also reviewed in the process. Among all others, the “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.