2011 Master of Journalism graduate Vincent Du is among six awardees of this year’s Seed Grants Programme. Along with two other recipients, Vincent was awarded a production grant of HK$150,000 for his film China’s Forgotten Daughters, which was produced by JMSC Honorary Professor Ruby Yang.

Co-organized by CNEX and the Hong Kong Documentary Initiative, which is part of the JMSC’s creative hub, the programme supports emerging documentary filmmakers with cash grants and mentorship from award-winning filmmakers. Winners will receive one-on-one coaching by creative advisors, nine months of residency at the JMSC, and free admission to classes with documentary filmmakers.

China’s Forgotten Daughers tells the story of a daughter’s impassioned search for her birth family and the human cost of China’s one-child policy. The policy has taken a toll on thousands of households and millions of individuals since its implementation in 1979. The penalties imposed by the policy were reason enough for families to give up their daughters in the hope of having sons. Thousands of baby girls were thus torn from their families—left on doorsteps and sent away for adoption. As they take on the struggle of finding their roots, these abandoned daughters must also deal with decades-long separations and impossible odds. But they search anyway, in the hope that finding their families will take away the pain of being an unwanted child—in the hope that there will finally be a real feeling of belonging.

2 August 2017

Master of Journalism graduate awarded Hong Kong Documentary Initiative annual seed grant

2011 Master of Journalism graduate Vincent Du is among six awardees of this year’s Seed Grants Programme. Along with two other recipients, Vincent was awarded a production grant of HK$150,000 for his film China’s Forgotten […]
18 May 2017

Screening of six JMSC student documentaries (2:30pm, 19 May)

Join us for a screening of six short documentaries produced by our Master of Journalism students.   The documentaries are compelling stories of ordinary folks who shared with us their search for identity, their dreams, and […]
6 November 2015

Documentary screening: Mystery monkeys of Shangri-la (Sunday 15 November)

It’s a story of a family of Yunnan snub-nosed monkeys living in the highest forests in the world produced by award-winning filmmaker Xi Zhinong. A group of filmmakers from Wild China Film Studio, led by […]
29 April 2014

Academy Award Winning Faculty Member Gives Inaugural Talk

Academy Award winner and JMSC faculty member Ruby Yang delivered her inaugural talk, titled “Becoming American, Becoming Chinese: A Personal Journey Through San Francisco, Beijing and Hong Kong,” as HKU’s new Hung Leung Hau Ling Distinguished Fellow in Humanities on April 25. She showed clips of her documentaries, short subjects and public service announcements, and gave a tour d’horizon of her career.
29 January 2014

Academy Award Winner Ruby Yang Joins JMSC

Ruby Yang, the Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker, has joined the Journalism and Media Studies Centre as Hong Kong University’s Hung Leung Hau Ling Distinguished Fellow in Humanities. In addition to teaching a course on documentary video production, the Chinese-American filmmaker will be running the “Ruby Yang Workshop.”  Both the documentary course and the workshop will be available to all HKU students.
3 November 2013

JMSC Students Nominated for Documentary Film Prize in China

A work by four students from the Journalism and Media Studies Centre was nominated for best documentary film at the 1st China International Micro-film Exhibition held in Hangzhou October 18-20. The film was one of 48 nominees selected from over 2,000 entries.
5 October 2013

JMSC Professor to Screen New Documentary on Maryknoll Sisters

Nancy Tong, Visiting Associate Professor at the Journalism and Media Studies Centre, will screen her documentary, Trailblazers in Habits, October 7 at Hong Kong University’s Rayson Huang Theatre.
13 July 2013

JMSC Alum’s New Documentary to Air on Al Jazeera

China’s Little Rock Star, a documentary by JMSC alumnus Vincent Du, will be aired on Al Jazeera English starting Tuesday, July 16, as the first film of the network’s Viewfinder Asia series. The show will premier at 6:30 a.m. Hong […]