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Fruit Chan's Made in Hong Kong$
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Esther M. K. Cheung

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9789622099777

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789622099777.001.0001

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Authenticity and Independence:

Authenticity and Independence:

Fruit Chan and Independent Filmmaking

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Fruit Chan's Made in Hong Kong

M. K. Cheung

Hong Kong University Press

This chapter discusses independent cinema and the practice of independent filmmaking. It discusses the revival of Hong Kong indie cinema in the 1990s and describes Fruit Chan as a role model for many filmmakers. After Made in Hong Kong, Chan has been circulated in Western and Asian cinematic discourses as an “indie filmmaker.” In public discourse, Chan's debut is referred to as “the Hong Kong independent legend.” His creative use of resources in the industry and his alternative way of gathering funding from friends and international film groups are regarded as ways in which he fights for access to and participatory equity within the commercial institution of film.

Keywords:   independent cinema, independent filmmaking, Hong Kong indie cinema, Fruit Chan, Made in Hong Kong

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