Havana Divas (Feature Documentary)

古巴花旦

古巴花旦

Research output: Creative and Literary Works in Non-textual Form (RGC: 42, 43, 44, 46, 47)43_Film, video

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Original languageSpanish
Place of PublicationHong Kong
Publisher藍后文化傳播有限公司
Media of outputFilm
SizeDCP 90 minutes
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jan 2018

Exhibition

LocationBroadway Cinematique cinemas
PlaceHong Kong
CityHong Kong
Period11 February 2018

Abstract

Caridad Amaran and Georgina Wong learned the art of Cantonese opera in 1930s Havana. Caridad’s mentor was her foster father, Julian Fong, who immigrated to Cuba in the 1920s after his family forbade him performing opera. Georgina’s father was a famous tailor in Chinatown, who encouraged her to learn Kungfu and lion dance. Although both were the single children, they formed a sisterhood on stage. Throughout the 1940s, Caridad toured cities all over Cuba with Chinese communities, as one of the leading actresses of the opera troupe. Georgina quit opera to attend college, but her study was interrupted by Castro’s 1959 revolution and her required military service. Eventually, she went on to become a diplomat. After retirement and well into their sixties, the two sisters are trying to perform Cantonese opera again. Will they find a stage? Will they find an audience?

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Havana Divas (Feature Documentary). Wei, S. Louisa (Director); Law, Kar (Producer); Ellis-Geiger, Robert (Composer); Chan, Cheuk Wah Charles (Other). 2018. Hong Kong : 藍后文化傳播有限公司Event details: null, Broadway Cinematique cinemas, Hong Kong, Hong Kong.

Research output: Creative and Literary Works in Non-textual Form (RGC: 42, 43, 44, 46, 47)43_Film, video