Ballad on the Shore, 2017
THIS EVENT IS ARCHIVED
Date: 15 January 2020Time: 1:00 PM
Finishes: 15 January 2020Time: 3:00 PM
Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings Room: Khalili Lecture Theatre
Type of Event: Film Screening
Ballad on the Shore, 2017, 98 min. By Chi-hang Ma
On the small isle of Tap Mun, Hong Kong, veteran fishermen sing ballads with pitches and tones that alternate and repeat themselves as if they were synchronising with the ocean waves. But as fewer and fewer know the harsh life at sea, these ballads are being forgotten by new generations. This film documents the fisherman’s way of life, and these unique songs - both on the verge of disappearing.