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Faced with the highest property prices in the world, half of Hong Kong’s population of 7 million live in densely-populated high-rise public housing estates.

In his newest production “Homeland”, filmmaker Patrick Cheung captures a dazzling time-lapse of daily life and scenic views from these estates, juxtaposed with the city’s famous markets and temples.

Homeland", filmmaker Patrick Cheung
Homeland, by filmmaker Patrick Cheung.

Scenes were filmed in Yuen Long in the north, the working-class residential area of Wong Tai Sin, and the bustling district of Yau Ma Tei, among other locations.

“The people [who] live under the Lion Rock need to keep moving on,” writes Cheung.

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