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Hong Kong ScreenscapesFrom the New Wave to the Digital Frontier$
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Esther M. K. Cheung, Gina Marchetti, and See-Kam Tan

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9789888028566

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789888028566.001.0001

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Between Times and Spaces:

Between Times and Spaces:

Interview with Evans Chan

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(p.165) 11 Between Times and Spaces:
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Hong Kong Screenscapes
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Esther M. K. Cheung

Nicole Kempton

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Hong Kong University Press
DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888028566.003.0011

A Hong Kong Second Wave filmmaker, Evans Chan's work is characterized by its transnational context and narrative technique. Migratory experiences, border crossings, and the quest for identity are recurrent themes in his films. One can say that Chan's migratory experiences in his life naturally have stimulated his interest in these subject matters. In 1984, he furthered his studies in the New School for Social Research in New York and since then he has lived between New York and Hong Kong. As a man wearing many hats and dividing his time between the two cities, he offers alternative visions to the screenscapes of Hong Kong and the United States with a transnational orientation and transcultural orientation. Chan was first known as a cultural critic. He wrote for The Hong Kong Standard as a staff film critic. This chapter presents an interview regarding Chan's thoughts on independent filmmaking in general, and talks more specifically about his work.

Keywords:   Hong Kong, Evans Chan, transnational context, narrative technique, migratory experiences, alternative visions, screenscapes, transnational orientation, transcultural orientation, independent filmmaking

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