Director/Editor: Ruby Yang
This multi-layered portrait examines San Francisco filmmaker Ruby Yang’s childhood home in its first year of postcolonial existence. In 1997, as the long-anticipated handover of the city from British rule to Chinese authority was about to occur, Yang returned to see the transition for herself. Instead of mirroring mainstream news reporting, Yang intimately explores the everyday lives of the people of Hong Kong, showing how the city’s ever changing dynamics and energy shaped them. CITIZEN HONG KONG does this by intimately following five individuals who represent a diverse cross section of Hong Kong youth.