Friday, February 24, 2012

Chinese Film Fest

The Second Hong Kong International Film Festivals just started today the Hong Kong Arts Centre in Wanchai. One of the films is a 12-minute short called Deaf Kid Not Stupid from director Sammie Wong. Born profoundly deaf, the 22-year-old communicates in Chinese sign language, which she learned from classmates because the teachers at her deaf school in Hong Kong did not know how to sign. She will join filmmakers from more than a dozen countries at the three-day festival, which will feature 45 short films including a film about a deaf-blind Holocaust survivor and a Malaysian comedy. There is more information about the film festival here.