The Dispute
Hong Kong / 2023 / 34 min
In English with Chinese and English subtitles
The Dispute
Best Director's Award, Cyprus Archeological, Ethnographic and Historical Film Festival
Close:Up Edinburgh DocuFest
Hong Kong Film Festival UK

Beautiful life
Gold Award, Open Category, ifva Awards

During his studies in Edinburgh in 2021, filmmaker Fredie Chan experienced a protest by the locals to fight for their housing rights, as developers are discovered to be converting empty lots and unused old buildings into new international students flats, rather than resolving severe housing shortage for the locals. From the perspective of a Hongkonger, who is no stranger to housing problems, the documentary follows a group of local grassroots housing advocates, attempting to investigate the crisis, connecting the dots between global and local. Screened with the director’s previous film Beautiful Life, about an Indonesian girl who left her homeland to work as a domestic helper for a financially unstable grassroot family in Hong Kong.

Screened with - Beautiful Life

Hong Kong / 2013 / 25 min / In Cantonese, English and Indonesian with Chinese and English subtitles

Dir: Fredie Chan

Fredie Chan
* 28/10 2:15PM Broadway Cinematheque
* 07/11 8:10PM Broadway Cinematheque
* 23/11 7:50PM Broadway Cinematheque