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Election

Tammy Cheung

Release year: 2008

Run time: 130mins

Film type: Documentary

Synopsis

Election is about the Legislative Council Election in 2004. The film follows the pre- and various activities, from the submission of candidacy, pledge ceremonies, interviews with candidates to lobbying, debate at forums, voting and vote counting, etc.

 

Director biography

Tammy Cheung is a documentary filmmaker who was born in China, grew up in Hong Kong and is based in the UK since 2022. After years of working as a film festival organizer in Canada, Cheung made her directorial debut in 1999 in Hong Kong. Using the "Direct Cinema" approach, her works mainly deal with current social and political issues. Her previous films include Invisible Women, Secondary School, Rice Distribution, Moving, July, Speaking Up, Village Middle School and Election. Red Kalyna is Cheung’s first production after moving to the UK. It depicts the plight of Ukrainian refugees after the Russian Invasion. Presently, she is working on the second documentary about the war in Ukraine.