Friday, October 6, 2023 from 2:30 PM — 4:45 PM

[2017, Cantonese, Tanka dialect Chinese & English Subtitle]
Screening and discussion with filmmaker MA Chi-hang (ACC Current Fellow).

The film follows the daily rituals of three old fishermen/fisherwomen couples living in fishing villages on Grass Island and in Aberdeen, Hong Kong. These elderlies are the last living links to the distant past of Tanka fishermen songs in the region. Recorded over four years, Ballad on the Shore is an engaging film documenting their arranged marriage, their back-breaking working days, their joy and sorrow, and their singing of these traditional ballads of a water world linked to the past yet immediately present.

Presented by Asian Film & Media Initiative, at the Martin Scorsese Department of Cinema Studies, NYU.

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