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Tammy Cheung

Release year: 2003

Run time: 64mins

Film type: Documentary


Ngau Tau Kok Estate is one of the oldest and largest public housing projects in Hong Kong. Most of the residents are either elderly who live alone, or working class families. Since 2001, after the government announced its plan to redevelop the area, residents have been gradually relocated to new housing estates. This film was shot in five months and followed social workers who worked with the residents as they dealt with the relocation, offering a glimpse of the lives of old people.


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.