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Speaking Up 2

Tammy Cheung

Release year: 2008

Run time: 130mins

Film type: Documentary

Synopsis

About two dozen students from a well-respected primary school in Jiangxu (near Shanghai) are interviewed. They are asked to express their views on different topics such as personal issues, family, gender, society, etc. Their answers highlight the changing face of today’s China.

 

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.