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WE DON’T DANCE FOR NOTHING

WE DON’T DANCE FOR NOTHING is a photo-montage love letter to the Filipina Domestic Workers of Hong Kong. This visual recreation of true memories shared by this community of 400,000 women (millions globally) follows one woman’s plan to run away. Captured on Super-16 amidst the Hong Kong Protests, stills blend with motion to highlight the passionate Street Dancing of these women, and touch upon LGBTQ+ themes, issues of Workers’ Rights, and Hong Kong’s changing political landscape.

From Chinese – Greek – American director Stefanos Tai, the film has been described as “La Jetée” meets “La La Land”, and its use of stills vs. motion represent a bold new method of filmmaking: one which invites the viewer to viscerally experience the entrapment felt by these women, and their release into freedom when they dance. Among saturated and staid media coverage of these women, WE DON’T DANCE FOR NOTHING paints these heroes beyond their job descriptions, as people full of talent, joy, and grace.

Virtual Screening Nov 3 – 27th | Only Accessible from HAWAI

Virtual Screening Nov 3 – 27th | Only Accessible from HAWAII | Access Starts at the Above Time

Credits

DIRECTOR(S)Stefanos Tai
PRODUCER(S)Paloma Choque
SCREENWRITER(S)Stefanos Tai
CASTMiles Sible, Xyza Cada, Juliana Wong, Gratiano Wong, Chaya Baris, Vinia Pamplona, Anna Agawa, Marie Cornelio
CINEMATOGRAPHERRan Zhang

Details

PREMIERE STATUS: HAWAI‘I PREMIERE

sections:

YEAR: 2022
RUN TIME: 87 Minutes
LANGUAGE: English, Filipino, Cantonese
SUBTITLES: English

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