A personal vision of the Hong Kong cityscape in Anson Mak's essayistic documentary films One Way Street on a Turntable and On the Edge of a Floating City, We Sing

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Abstract

Standing in sharp contrast to the predominantly journalistic, expository or vérité documentaries which Hong Kong is recognised for producing, is one of its rare experimental, essayistic documentaries. Anson Hoi Shan Mak’s highly idiosyncratic filmic record of a quasi-Bloomian pilgrimage through traditional districts of Hong Kong, entitled One Way Street on a Turntable (2007), premiered at the Hong Kong International Film Festival in 2007 to mixed critical reviews.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPost-1990 documentary : reconfiguring independence
PublisherEdinburgh University Press
Pages151-168
Number of pages18
ISBN (Print)9780748694136
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015

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Post-1990 documentary : reconfiguring independence. Edinburgh University Press, 2015. p. 151-168.

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