Thanks to the support of HKU Foundation members, alumni and friends, the "My Voice, My Life"《爭氣》Gala Premiere was a resounding success.
This inspiring documentary was directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker Ruby Yang, the HKU Hung Leung Hau Ling Distinguished Fellow in Humanities and scholar-in-residence at Shun Hing College. It was edited at the production suites of our Journalism and Media Studies Centre from 500 hours of raw footage by Ruby and her crew, which included many HKU student interns.
Over 1,400 guests joined the Gala. There were some 110 patrons with about $900,000 raised. The proceeds will benefit the "First-in-the-Family Education Fund", which advocates equal learning opportunities for grass-roots students.
'"My Voice, My Life" witnesses some touching stories of personal transformation. I believe the film's message echoes well with our University's commitment to provide all-round development for our students.' Professor Mathieson, HKU President and Vice-Chancellor, said at the Gala's ceremony.
Film director Ruby Yang (right) and Professor Chan Yuen-Ying, Director of HKU's Journalism & Media Studies Centre.
The student casts, production crew and guests.