February 1998 I travelled back to Hong Kong to
re-visit my elementary school, La Salle
Primary. Time has changed but there are
still the same Chinese Catholic boys in school
uniforms. The result of my journey is a video of
self-discovery and a structural play of the physical
and the psychical space where I spent my formative
years, shot on location at the school. Everything
that I know began from there -- lessons of prayer,
discipline, oppression, fear, pleasure, tenderness,
love, desire, and the loss of innocence.
in Video 8 1998
Edited on DV
Total running time: 25:00 minutes
Color and English/Cantonese
Available format: 3/4" and VHS (NTSC)
Audio description: The video begins with the
Lord's Prayer and Hail Mary recited by the
students led by the school principal at the daily
meeting before class. Recorded on location. Later,
unknown Cantonese children song.
Clip length: 00:28.02 seconds
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