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John Sham 岑建勳 & Herman Yau 邱禮濤 In Dialogue
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Event Type: Public Lecture/Forum/Seminar/Workshop/Conference/Symposium
Event Nature: Culture and Arts

Event Details

John Sham 岑建勳 & Herman Yau 邱禮濤 In Dialogue
Date: 19 April 2016 (Tue)
Time: 7:00 pm
Venue: MBG07, Main Building, HKU (Venue Changed)

John Sham Kin Fun 岑建勳
Hong Kong Film Industry Pioneer
University Artist 2014-2016

Herman Yau 邱禮濤
Award-winning Film Director

Moderator: Dr Mirana M Szeto
Assistant Professor, Comparative Literature, HKU

Commentator: The Hon Leung Yiu-chung 梁耀忠議員
Legislative Council Member

The forum will be in Cantonese with simultaneous interpretation in English.

All are welcome. First come, first served.

Pre-dialogue Film Screening
From the Queen to the Chief Executive 等候董建華發落 (2001) 1hr 46m

From the Queen to the Chief Executive follows teenager Cheung Yau-ming (David Li) who in 1985 is found guilty of murder and sentenced to be detained “at Her Majesty's Pleasure” – an open-ended sentence that can last as long as the authorities see fit. Twelve years later, Cheung is still behind bars, and with the Handover looming, Zhang Yuling (Ai Jing), a Chinese activist, sets out to help Cheung and others like him by working with lawyers to give prisoners fixed sentences, rather than have their sentences translated to "at the Chief Executive's Pleasure". The film was screened in the Panorama section of the 51st Berlin International Film Festival in 2001, which showcases auteur cinema and innovative approaches to different cinematic genres.

Date: 19 April 2016 (Tue)
Time: 5:00 pm
Venue: MBG07, Main Building, HKU (Venue Changed)
Free Admission. All are welcome.

Cast: David Li Sheung-man, Ai-Jing, Stephan Tang Shu-wing, Sam Wong Cham-sum

Cantonese dialogue, Chinese & English subtitles

This event is held as part of the University of Hong Kong's University Artists Scheme supported by Dr Alice Lam.

For enquiries, please contact Mr Cyrus Chan (tel: 3917 4984 /email:

Date/Time19/04/2016 17:00-20:30
VenueMBG07, Main Building, HKU (Venue Changed)

Registration Instruction

Registration is open from 30/03/2016 11:00(HKT) to 19/04/2016 15:00(HKT) on a first-come-first-served basis. The registration quota for this event is 450. Registrants will be placed on a waiting list if the registration quota is reached.

* Registration is now closed.

Contact Information

Should you have any enquiries, please feel free to contact Cyrus Chan by email at