Hong Kong in History and Film
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The political life of Hong Kong is examined as it is portrayed in cinema. Both views are valuable because film can often accomplish in one image what would require many pages by the historian. The writer discusses that for historians and filmmakers, the two dominant Hong Kong themes are nationalism and Hong Kong identity and, except for 1997, the two approaches complement and reinforce one another.
From the Paper:"Historical views of Hong Kong and cinematic views are similar. To some extent, the history and political culture of Hong Kong can be learned through film. The value of film is that it stresses the human element, whereas history tends to ignore it. At the same time, cinema is limited since it only developed near the end of the 19th century. Furthermore, Hong Kong cinema was forced through repression to omit many aspects of life in the territory, including political aspects."
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