A VIDEO SERIES IN collaboration with the University of Hong Kong’s Journalism and Media Studies Centre.

Video: Hong Kong Humans – Is Hong Kong independence a cause worth dying for?

After the pro-independence National Party was banned last year, another advocate of the movement is under the spotlight. Activist Wayne Chan founded the Students Independence Union in 2017 – he says he is not afraid of prison, and claims it is a cause worth dying for. As part of our Hong Kong Humans series, Chan tells David Missal […]

Video: Hong Kong Humans – Hong Kong’s Falun Gong turf war

The Falun Gong spiritual movement is banned in China, where practitioners are persecuted. In Hong Kong, however, advocates of the movement face-off with anti-Falun Gong protesters every day. As part of our Hong Kong Humans series, David Missal examines the daily turf war underway on the city’s streets. In collaboration with the University of Hong Kong’s Journalism […]

Video: Hong Kong Humans: Meet Wong Wing-bon – guardian to 10,000 abandoned Gods

“All kinds of Gods are accepted and welcomed here.” As part of our Hong Kong Humans series, Marcus Wang meets Wong Wing-bon – guardian to over 10,000 abandoned deities, collected over two decades. Where do the statues come from? And why does he do it? In collaboration with the University of Hong Kong’s Journalism and […]

Video: Hong Kong Humans: The selfie ‘rooftoppers’ risking it all… despite recent tragedies

In the space of six years, 259 people around the world have died whilst trying to take risky selfies. Yet despite some tragedies in Hong Kong, some young urban explorers say they won’t stop scaling the city’s high-rises for that perfect photo. As part of our Hong Kong Humans series, Zhou Wenxuan meets the “rooftoppers” and asks: […]

Video: Hong Kong Humans – LGBT+ choir The Harmonics offers a positive voice for equality

A recent survey showed that almost a quarter of Hong Kong’s LGBT+ community suffer depression. As part of our Hong Kong Humans series, Ruby Ye speaks to Matthew Gillespie, about how his choir group The Harmonics is offering hope, community and positivity in a politically conservative city. In collaboration with the University of Hong Kong’s Journalism and Media Studies […]

Video: Hong Kong Humans – The students scaling new heights… on Beacon Hill

Not all learning takes place in the classroom at the University of Hong Kong – some students have been trying their hand at rock-climbing. As part of our Hong Kong Humans series, Ruixue Zhang finds that the city offers some incredible views… for those brave enough to scale Beacon Hill. In collaboration with the University of Hong […]

Video: Hong Kong Humans – The pigeon protectors defying public disdain and the law

Hong Kong’s pigeon protectors are defying both public disdain and the law, as they work to mend broken birds. But what moves someone to care for an animal which many consider to be pests? As part of our Hong Kong Humans series, Li-Ting Lin speaks to the founder of Hong Kong Pigeon and Dove Rescue. In collaboration with the […]

Video: Hong Kong Humans – Young Hongkongers seek answers from Temple Street’s fortune-tellers

Every evening, around 30 fortunetellers run stalls around Temple Street, Yau Ma Tei. As part of our Hong Kong Humans series, Marcus Wong speaks to tarot augur Mary Li about how young people still visit her for reassurance and advice on matters of health, love, career and money. In collaboration with the University of Hong Kong’s Journalism and […]

Video: Hong Kong Humans – As artists and as customers, local women embrace body art

Long-associated with the underworld and masculinity, a growing number of Hong Kong women are shaking off the taboos and embracing tattoos. As part of our Hong Kong Humans series, Elise Xia speaks to Cara Wong about the new trend of fine line ink amid growing acceptance of body art. In collaboration with the University of Hong Kong’s Journalism […]

Video: Hong Kong Humans – Volleying for change in local women’s sport

Is it possible to make a full-time living from sport in Hong Kong – even when playing at the highest levels? As part of our Hong Kong Humans series, Elise Xia speaks to Fung Wing Yan about the struggle women’s volleyball faces in gaining recognition, as well as securing practice space. In collaboration with the University of Hong […]

Video: Hong Kong Humans – Transforming the ashes of loved ones into glasswork and jewellery

With Hong Kong facing a shortage of burial space, some families are considering more novel ways of remembering those who have passed. As part of our Hong Kong Humans series, Sophie Li speaks to Zimon Chow, who specialises in embedding the ashes of relatives’ loved ones in memorial glasswork and jewellery. In collaboration with the University of […]

Video: Hong Kong Humans – the fastest threading fingers in Hong Kong

As part of our Hong Kong Humans series, Ruixue Zhang meets Yinfeng Liang – a face threading artisan in Tuen Mun. Before Liang married and moved to Hong Kong, she ran a barbershop in China. But although there is still demand for her skills, and despite the profession being at risk of dying out, she thinks young people […]