Doctoral Student Receives Gold Remi Award
“Walled Village” (橫台山), a documentary directed by Brian Hung Kwong-yin, a doctoral student in Education at The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK), has been selected to receive the Gold Remi Award at the 51st WorldFest Houston International Film Festival.
The documentary shows how Dr Isabella Ng Fung-sheung, Assistant Professor at the Department of Asian and Policy Studies of EdUHK, who founded the Hong Kong Society for Asylum Seekers and Refugees, worked with Tariq, a Muslim asylum seeker, to help asylum seekers and debunk the idea of “fake refugees” prevalent in Hong Kong during the 2016 election year. Hung met Dr Ng two years ago and invited her to share her experience as a case study in the documentary. Learning to conduct research in life and values education, and the cultural and creative arts, Hung expressed his gratitude to Dr Wong Ping-ho, Adjunct Associate Professor at the Department of International Education and Lifelong Learning, who inspired him to teach values through film, and Dr Lau Chung-yim, Assistant Professor at the Department of Cultural and Creative Arts, who has broadened his horizons regarding different research methodology.
The film was screened at the festival on 29 April 2018, and the trailer is available at https://vimeo.com/264420701/670cd96b91.
One of the missions of Worldfest, founded in 1961, is to recognise outstanding creativity in film and video. Many famous directors, such as Steven Spielberg and Ang Lee, were first honoured at this festival. More than 4,500 entries are received each year. To learn more about WorldFest, please visit https://worldfest.org/worldfest-history/.