I want to wish “Long Hair”, Leung Kwok-hung, happy 57th birthday, good health and all the best! Here is my 2005 documentary “Long Hair Revolution” filmed only two months after his election to Legislative Council of Hong Kong. I’m happy to say my first documentary has been added to the federal government “Library and Archives Canada” permanent collection in Ottawa.
My updated Google+ Bragging rights sounds cool to the very biased me:
Today, I am deeply honoured to share with you the news that “Long Hair Revolution (長毛革命)”, my debut documentary about the rebel Hong Kong politician Leung Kwok-hung (nickname Long Hair), is now part of the federal government Library and Archives Canada permanent collection in Ottawa. (Jan 6th, 2015 Update: Here is a link to Government of Canada “Long Hair Revolution” Item Number (ISN) 416953 at Library and Archives Canada.)
Feel free to watch “Long Hair Revolution” on YouTube to see an atypical Long Hair in 2004 that is calm and reflective during one of the most eventful months in Hong Kong financial and political history.
Library and Archives Canada collects and preserves Canada’s documentary heritage, and makes it accessible to all Canadians. This heritage includes publications, archival records, sound and audio-visual materials, photographs, artworks, and electronic documents such as websites.
Acknowledgment: Special thanks for all the help from Nicolas and Steve at Library and Archives Canada and Michele for discovering my film in 2008.
2009 Update: I am really happy to announce Long Hair Revolution (長毛革命), my first documentary, has been added to the federal government “Library and Archives Canada” permanent collection in Ottawa (click here for more info).
Long Hair Revolution (長毛革命) (71 minutes, 2005) (imdb) was my first documentary and you can watch it right on YouTube. In the film, I tried to “find” and understand the activist Leung Kwok-hung (nickname “Long Hair”) behind his Hong Kong Legislative Council member and rebel persona. I am honoured that my first attempt in filmmaking was accepted by the 2005 Calgary International Film Festival and I also received some post-production funding from the wonderful Academy Awards winning National Film Board of Canada.
I hope you will enjoy Long Hair Revolution (長毛革命) on YouTube.