- Show Date: Yes
- Date: February 26, 2019 (Tuesday)
- Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
- Venue: 2/F Ingenium, Main Library
- Button Label: REGISTER
Movie Screening - Light Up
Curtain raised, light up, time for a good show!
Hand In Hand Capable Theatre is established by the drama company The Nonsensemakers in 2013 to share the joy of theatre art with differently abled people, including physically challenged, visually impaired, hearing disabled, mentally ill and able-bodied.
In 2016 and 2017, the theatre collaborated with independent documentary director Deniece Law to record the troupe from training to performance, giving birth to the documentary film Light Up.The film is selected by the Hong Kong Asian Film Festival 2017 as Special Presentation.
The world is full of flaws; life is far-from-perfect. It is all the more challenging for people with disabilities.
Joanna and King are losing their eyesight gradually. Baobao is hearing-impaired since birth, she cannot communicate fluently with the others but her greatest desire is to speak and express herself. Hazel has cerebral palsy and cannot walk; even though wheelchair can replace her legs, she is fed up with the prolonged pain.
Life is strenuous, but Joanna, King, Baobao and Hazel rediscovered the passion for life when they embarked on a journey to the theatre stage, making the impossible possible.
Light Up is the first feature-length documentary of Deniece Law. It records the struggle of the four protagonists against their personal restraints in the Nonsensemakers 'Hand in Hand Capable Theatre’, witnessing how they made their way to the stage after challenging training and rehearsals.
About Hand in Hand Capable Theatre
Hand In Hand Capable Theatre is established by the drama company The Nonsensemakers in 2013 to share the joy of theatre art with differently abled people including physically challenged, visually impaired, hearing disabled, mentally ill and able-bodied.
In 2016, the theatre received three years of funding from The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, enabling the troupe to continue realising its vision and plans, changing lives with life. Their latest performance was Rainbow Troops in 2017 with the participation of actress Joey Meng.
From the Director
Before making this film, my knowledge about differently abled community only came from news stories. After working with different members in the Hand in Hand Capable Theatre for over a year, I got a better understanding about their challenges in life.
Disabled people are neither physically healthy nor seriously ill, they are in between; they cannot advance in life freely as others could, yet the world has not denied them to the extent that they could simply give up.
Is life nothing but banality? I always believe we are like candles, sometimes the light is dim but there must be some moments where it is bright enough to illuminate the surroundings. So I followed the theatre and witnessed their way to give out the blaze.
About the Director
Deniece Law is a graduate of the Department of Journalism and Communication in Hong Kong Shue Yan University. She obtained her MA degree in Philosophy from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Since 2002, she has been working in the media field as reporter, editor, translator, script writer and director. She is currently focusing on independent documentary making and Light up is her first feature-length documentary.
Registration Link: http://bit.ly/movielightup
- DATE: February 26, 2019 (Tuesday)
- TIME: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
- VENUE: 2/F Ingenium, Main Library