The way of Paddy


Hong Kong / 2012 / Color / 120min
In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
Director : Chan Ho Lun
23/1 (Wed) 9:30pm & 25/1 (Fri) 9:30pm,agnès b. CINEMA



Sangwoodgoon was founded in the Anti-High Speed ​​Rail Movement and Tsoi Yuen Village Movement in 2009. In 2012, Sangwoodgoon tries cultivating rice for the second time. This film records the rice planting process in spring and Dragon Boat Festival. Not only did the director experience the unpredictable nature of weather, questions for his companion are raised at the same time: How is the life as a farmer in Hong Kong when there is shortage of land and labour? Apart from documenting the non-traditional rice cultivating techniques, the film also wants to discuss about the relationship between farmer and nature, and the changing state of mind of protestors all the way through. The director will film a feature regarding Hong Kong farmer in 2013, this work has documented his learning in farming in 2012.

Director’s Biography

Chan Ho Lun
Born in 1983. Graduate of Cultural Studies in Lingnan University. He was a director of public and current affairs program in RTHK and started to work in the independent field from 2009. His independent works include “Media Digest on Anti-Express Rail Link Movement” (2009) and “Loft in the Air” (2012). “Beautiful Life” (2012) and “The way of Paddy” (2012) are his latest works.