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We regularly organize screenings at our Studio and other venues, both showing our own and others' films made by or on youth. The screenings are friendly events allowing people to mingle, discuss, have a drink and get to know people's stories from different regions of the world.





School of Reis

​SCHOOL OF REIS is a series of film screenings exploring the legacy of filmmaker António Reis in Portuguese cinema. António Reis lectured at the Portuguese National Film School. One of the characteristics of his teaching method was that it was almost exclusively oral, existing very few written materials retaining his theory, in what could be stated to be a reflex of António Reis' beliefs in the ancient oral tradition.

A pioneer of poetic ethnographic cinema, one of the most recognizable aspects of António Reis' aesthetics was his structuring of the cinematographical unity around the exploration of the limits of the possibilities of match cut producing visual rhymes, associations and understated meanings.

RITE OF SPRING  (Manoel de Oliveira, 1963)

CHANGE OF LIFE (Paulo Rocha, 1966)

TRAS-OS-MONTES (António Reis, and Margarida Cordeiro, 1976)

ANA (1982,  António Reis and Margarida Cordeiro)

IN VANDA'S ROOM (2000, Pedro Costa)

JAIME (1974, António Reis)


Katzenball 愛她愛她

The past 70 years in Switzerland as told from the perspective of a hidden minority: the history – and personal accounts – of lesbians, their relationships and international networks, their search for an identity and for meeting places. A narrative of their political struggle, masquerades and subculture in this country. Supplemented by well-known footage from films and television, the film portrays five women from different generations, giving us an insight into their lives and allowing us to see life “on the other side” in a different light.

This film screening is part of 1905 Hong Kong Human Rights Film Festival and sponsored by the Consulate General of Switzerland in Hong Kong.

12.12.2016 FILM SCREENING:
Our School 我們的學校 

Our School follows three Roma (commonly known as "Gypsy") children in a rural Transylvanian village who are among the pioneer participants in an initiative to integrate the ethnically segregated Romanian schools. When their school is desegregated, Alin, Benjamin, and Dana set out for the city school, optimistic for education and new friendships, even as funds earmarked for integration are questionably used to build a "Roma-only" school in their village. Their innocent optimism quickly sours when the children are met with low expectations and further isolation.


Shot over four years, the filmmakers' tender portrait of rural village life and its rhythms fosters an intimacy in the children's profound reality and admiration for their indomitable spirit, punctuated by shocking instances of prejudice and ignorance. Their story touches on issues ranging from institutionalized racism, public education, and the intractability of poverty, culminating in an outrageous finale that cements the Roma children's struggle in the annals of egregious human rights violations. “Our School” is an absorbing, infuriating, and ultimately bittersweet story of tradition and progress.


This film screening is part of 1905 Hong Kong Human Rights Film Festival and sponsored by the Consulate General of Switzerland in Hong Kong.

10.12.2016 FILM SCREENING:
Lotus 小荷

Synopsis: A young, freethinking teacher named Lotus seems a rebel in the eyes of her rigid colleagues. After having been expulsed by the school for her relationship with a married man, she decided to leave the small town for Beijing. But very soon she finds out that what she has to tell in the newspaper is a lie. In trouble again, she has to work as a waitress in a bar and sleep in a tiny underground room. A rich man falls in love with her but she doesn’t love him back. Before she makes her decision to accept his love, a policeman who believes she’s a prostitute tries to rape her. Dreams broken, she faces two choices: continue suffering, or give up what she was looking for to obtain a life with material comforts.

This film screening is part of 1905 Hong Kong Human Rights Film Festival and sponsored by the Consulate General of Switzerland in Hong Kong.


01.12.2016 FILM SCREENING:


In the midst of Italy's secessionist Northeast (where separatist and localist movements thrive on the cultural and economic contradictions of present-day Italy), the troubled adolescence of two girls leads to tragedy.

The film screening is organized in cooperation with The Italian Cultural Institute in Hong Kong, School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong.


Directed by Hong Kong filmmaker Jo Cheng, this 28' film was shot in Sham Shui Po in 2016.
Director's Statement:  One night in 310 Tung Chau Street, a subdivided flat in an old building buried in the poorest district of Hong Kong, two novice filmmakers came to witness a curious incidence of Vietnamese refugees in conflict and investigated by the police. This is an experimental short that explores the nature of ‘reality’ in documentary filmmaking, where the filmmakers question their own philosophy and practice in documentary.

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