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    Executive Producer:Pierra Choi

    28/01/2021

    The Hand That Mends

    Jennifer LI has been a book lover since she was a child. From her religion and living habits to her views on love and politics, she has been deeply influenced by books. In the past, whenever she went abroad to work, she would always go out to look for old books. In her book collection, “Robinson Crusoe”, “Shakespeare Children’s Stories” and “Arthur and His Knights”, which she read in her childhood, are the three books she cherishes the most. In order to restore these three antique books, Jennifer started to learn the basics of old book restoration many years ago. Subsequently, she went to London, England again to learn from the old book restoration experts, and she even joined The Society of Book Binder as the first member from Hong Kong.

    From falling in love with the soul of books to the restoration of the body of books, Jennifer continued to learn repair methods of different old books in different eras. During the time span, she repaired old books for many people, including valuable antique books and family manuscripts.

    Even though the contents are the same, each book carries a different soul. In this e-book era, Jennifer insists on passing down books from generation to generation.


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    • The Hand That Mends

      The Hand That Mends

      The Hand That Mends

      Jennifer LI has been a book lover since she was a child. From her religion and living habits to her views on love and politics, she has been deeply influenced by books. In the past, whenever she went abroad to work, she would always go out to look for old books. In her book collection, “Robinson Crusoe”, “Shakespeare Children’s Stories” and “Arthur and His Knights”, which she read in her childhood, are the three books she cherishes the most. In order to restore these three antique books, Jennifer started to learn the basics of old book restoration many years ago. Subsequently, she went to London, England again to learn from the old book restoration experts, and she even joined The Society of Book Binder as the first member from Hong Kong.

      From falling in love with the soul of books to the restoration of the body of books, Jennifer continued to learn repair methods of different old books in different eras. During the time span, she repaired old books for many people, including valuable antique books and family manuscripts.

      Even though the contents are the same, each book carries a different soul. In this e-book era, Jennifer insists on passing down books from generation to generation.

      28/01/2021
    • Safeguarding  the Balance

      Safeguarding the Balance

      Barrister WONG Shui-hung was born in the grassroots class. She has seen fickleness of human nature since her childhood, and she knows the importance of giving to the needy in the eyes of the underprivileged. Since practicing, she has often provided free legal advice to those in need. She believes that all are equal before the law, regardless of rich or poor.

      21/01/2021
    • Glooming Neon

      Glooming Neon

      Hong Kong’s spectacular night scene had attracted tourists from all over the world. In recent years, as the Buildings Department banned all illegal neon signs, the number of signs in the urban area was reduced by 80%, dimming down Hong Kong’s night scene. Brian KWOK, Assistant professor, School of Design of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, who grew up in Mong Kok, has been in contact and observing the streets since his childhood. Through recording (in “rescue mode”) and data sorting, he hopes that he can retain this unique cultural scenery of Hong Kong.

      Neon light requires sophisticated craftsmanship. Neon light makers have to learn for at least three to five years before they can bend the glass tubes precisely according to the design. A lot of inventive and creative neon signs in Hong Kong are now removed and sent to landfills. Neon signs are not only landmarks to local residents, but they also record the busy days in Hong Kong during its economic take-off and present the artistic design style since the 1960’s and the 1970’s until recent times. Facing these artefacts which are going to be crushed by the wheel of time, Brian KWOK and his like-minded friends can find nowhere to store them and they can only try their best to save as many neon signs as possible.

      14/01/2021
    • Road Sign Boy

      Road Sign Boy

      I like and I discover. It is a big world, but we all like to focus on what we like, even though they are insignificant in other people's eyes.
      Gary YAU is 23 years old. He was diagnosed with mild Asperger syndrome when he was a child. He likes to ride on cars, and he has been fascinated by road signs outside the window since his childhood. After growing up, he noticed that the design of road signs had changed, especially in terms of the word font. The font on the road signs hand-made by prisoners in the past has been gradually replaced by a new font, and he named the old font “Prison Gothic”. He recorded all the still existing “Prison Gothic” road signs in Hong Kong, and he is determined to collect the words in “Prison Gothic” and create a database.
      Because of road signs, he meets like-minded friends; and because of road signs, he experienced publishing his first book, and holding lectures and workshops. The road signs gave directions to people, and also gave directions to Gary’s life.

      07/01/2021