The Aqueous Truth (film still)

Film still from “The Aqueous Truth”

Sundays for Hong Kong II

The Aqueous Truth

HK 2013, digital
Directed by Chan Tze Woon

Dear Audience, It is with great regret that we have to inform you that the event has to be cancelled due to the current developments connected with the spreading of the Corona virus.

  • 30 min
  • In Cantonese and English with Chinese and English subtitles

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A group of documentary filmmakers and independent reporters accidentally find something that Hong Kong people do not know, but which affects them significantly. They investigate the matter by using their cameras. As they approach the truth, danger beckons.This is not simply a documentary produced by one person, the audience is invited to complete it. Before and after the handing-over of the sovereignty to China, Hong Kong people have been living in a sense of political insecurity. The Aqueous Truth attempts to use a documentary style to provoke and explore this feeling.

Cha Tze Woon
After obtaining a degree in Policy Studies, Chan Tze-woon pursued Master of Fine Arts: Film Production in Baptist University of Hong Kong. His first two works, “The Aqueous Truth” (2013) and “Being Rain: Representation and Will” (2014), play with a conspiring plot and mocumentary form in portraying Hong Kong's political climate. The latter work earned him the Best Creativity Award in Freshwave International Short Film Festival 2014, and was also selected as finalist in IFVA Award. In 2016 he released his first featured length documentary “Yellowing”, the film was nominated for Best Documentary in the 53rd Taiwan Golden Horse Award and won the Shinsuke Ogawa Award at the 15th Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival.