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Speaking Up

Tammy Cheung

Release year: 2005

Run time: 55mins

Film type: Documentary


Since the end of the eighties, Hong Kong has been through tremendous changes: re-unification with China, economic downturn, political reform, etc,. These events have all greatly affected our way of life. In the film, about sixty people from all walks of life are invited to talk about their views on several major socio-economic and political issues, such as, education, freedom of speech and democracy,.


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.