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Film Show : Save Your Water Supply

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M03f | Film Show : Save Your Water Supply (Completed)

Film Show
Film is not only a kind of entertainment but also a form of art. The Hong Kong Film Archive introduces ten films particularly to students, including inspiring local animations, feature films reflecting the society, and movies adapted from literary classics that echo secondary school curriculum; complemented with worksheets, students will get to know more about the unique contribution of film to popular culture.


Director: Poon Bing-kuen
Scriptwriter: Ng Dan, Ko Tin
Cast: Wong Cho-shan, Lee Pang-fei, Lau Kwai-hong, To Sam Ku, Cheng Kwan-min, Patrick Tse Yin
Production: Dihua Film Company
1954 / Drama / Black & White / Cantonese / 93 minutes
(followed by a post-screening talk and teaching materials will be provided)

Who could imagine the plight of water rationing when we are blessed with access to unlimited water supply with a simple tap of the faucet? From the 1950s to the early 80s, Hong Kong often had to ration water because of dry spell and limited supply. If someone downstairs turned the faucet on high, their upstairs neighbours wouldn’t be able to get water. In this grassroots comedy, water rationing threatens the business and livelihood of Congee Man (Wong Cho-shan). Unbeknownst to him, his downstairs neighbour (Lee Pang-fei) has been storing water for profit. Fortunately, Paint Bucket (Lau Kwai-hong), is there to lend Congee Man a much-needed helping hand. The film may show the harshness of living in poverty in Hong Kong, but it also shows everyday people embodying the ‘Lion Rock spirit’ through acts of generosity and kindness.

Remarks: Post-screening talk will be conducted in Cantonese

21.10.2021 (Thu)
Cinema, Hong Kong Film Archive
2:30pm - 4:15pm
S.1 - S.6 students
Ticket price
$11 (Students, Teachers)
1 hour 45 minutes
Capacity per performance
125(Minimum no. of participants per school is 40. A minimum charge of admission fee for 40 participants will be applied in the event of less than 40 participants.)