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 their struggles.  Together, these films create a mosaic of cosmopolitan life in Hong Kong and mainland China.  After the screening, the students will present their work and discuss the production process.

19 May 2017 (Friday)
2:30 pm – 5:30 pm
CYPP4, Chong Yuet Ming Building, HKU
Pokfulam, Hong Kong

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 March 2017

JMSC summer course helps filmmaker net prize at international film festival

A JMSC summer course on documentary filmmaking has helped a filmmaker from the Philippines win an award at an international film festival, with a documentary about the life of her 105-year old grandmother. Curiosity, Adventure […]
5 July 2016

Student documentaries tell stories of Hong Kong people

  JMSC student filmmakers have produced documentaries telling the stories of ordinary Hong Kong people―delving into their dreams, struggles and searches for identity. The documentaries, each lasting 15 minutes, were shown to HKU staff, students […]
14 March 2014

JMSC Professor and Filmmaker Featured in SCMP Profile

Trailblazers in Habits, a documentary film about an American order of nuns, continues to make waves in Hong Kong and abroad. Its director and producer, JMSC's Nancy Tong, was recently profiled in the South China Morning Post.
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.
4 October 2013

NUNS ON SCREEN – screening and panel

The “veil,” not unlike the “screen,” conceals as much as it reveals. While the veil typically defines the “nun” for all to see, it also hides her from view and can make her an object of mystery and inaccessibility—out of reach, out of touch, an anachronistic relic from out of the past. However, nuns are also hardworking modern women, who have made enormous sacrifices to heal the sick, teach, and offer spiritual as well as physical comfort to the afflicted. Screen depictions of religious women have included both extremes, but we seldom have the opportunity to contemplate these contradictions or look critically at the way in which nuns are depicted in the cinema (in commercial features as well as documentaries and experimental films). This panel addresses that by providing a forum for the consideration of two important new works on nuns—director Nancy Tong’s moving documentary film on the Maryknoll sisters, Trailblazers in Habits, and Maureen Sabine’s pioneering book on Hollywood’s fascination with nuns, Veiled Desires: Intimate Portrayals of Nuns in Postwar Anglo-American Film.
31 May 2013

JMSC’s Nancy Tong Screens her Documentary on Maryknoll Sisters

The Maryknoll Mission sisters, an order established in early 20th century America, have travelled to exotic locations and have often been at the centre of important geopolitical events. A documentary about the order, Trailblazers in […]
27 May 2013

May 29: Screening — Trailblazers in Habits – An Order of Nuns that Changed The World

JMSC Visiting Associate Professor Nancy Tong will host a screening of her new documentary Trailblazers in Habits at Hong Kong University’s Rayson Huang Theatre on Wednesday, May 29. The documentary, which was shown at the Sarasota Film […]