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Invisible Women

Tammy Cheung

Release year: 1999

Run time: 30mins

Film type: Documentary

Synopsis

The large influx of migrant workers from Southeast Asia in recent years has altered the racial composition of Hong Kong; however, there is little contact or understanding between the Hong Kong Chinese and these "foreigners". This film takes a look at the life of three Indian women in this “international city”.

 

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.