Home, and a Distant Archive
Col/ 24'13"/ In Cantonese with English subtitles
Home, and a Distant Archive is a poetic portrait of four Hong Kong women in London, who volunteered to retrieve and digitise the UK records about Hong Kong, and their thoughts on diaspora and their home. The film is resonant, poetic, deeply personal, yet expansively reflective, bringing a sharp relief to the current political and existential moment.
I started shooting this film in the summer of 2018, when I was still far away from home. My original intention was to get to know myself better. At that time, I never thought that a film that explored memories and archives could travel so far. Two years later, we are finally home.