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Ann Hui’s BOAT PEOPLE (Video Essay)

Boat People

This video essay looks at one of the most important films of the Hong Kong New Wave, Ann Hui’s Boat People, and how it formally combines the director’s interest in the political and the melodramatic.

The essay was written by Christopher Heron, edited by Brian Robertson, and narrated by David J Phillips.

This video essay was first published in March of 2015.

By The Seventh Art

The Seventh Art is a Toronto-based publication founded in 2012 that features interviews with filmmakers.