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來自公共 回到共工 發展公共

由2003年的第一屆至今,香港社會運動電影節,已踏進了第十七屆。
電影節的宗旨是,影像只是一個開始,更重要是感受由影像帶來的觸動以後,延續下去的思索和行動。

如何讓參與電影節的每一個人,在放映後的討論中,思索影片想帶出的話,及把可能來自不同地域、不同時空的影像內容,和此時此地的現實生活扣連起來,從而去行動、實踐,是很不容易,然而又極其重要的事。

每一年,我們都希望不用依靠商業贊助,透過籌委﹑共工們的義務勞動﹑以翻譯字幕交換外地影片放映權﹑在本地基層組織和公共空間放映等運作方式,使這個電影節可以真正成為一個屬於基層的電影節。今年我們也希望延續著這個來自民間,回到民間的香港社會運動電影節。

如大家在歷屆片單(詳細片單仍在整理中,可先參考歷屆電影節網誌目錄)中找到有想觀看的影片,亦歡迎自組團隊後聯繫我們,如:

舊區街坊邀約看波蘭房屋運動片準備面對重建(進擊的房子);
大專院校同學邀約看佔校罷課片討論更多罷課的可能(佔據︰ 重奪生活的實驗);
個人行動者邀約看運動大台旁的小聚合片思考光環以外的組織可能性(賤民大戰星光大道),

歡迎聯絡我們,我們會嘗試按需協作加場放映。

from the public (space)  公共, back to the co-working 共工 and develop the public (space) 公共(palindromic in chinese in case y’all haven’t noticed)

From the 1st smff in 2003 until now, the hong kong social movement film festival has come to the 17th anniversary.

The mission of smff is that “movie” is just a start, what’s more important is that after “moved” by the movies, the continuous “thought”  and “action".

how to let everyone after joining the post-screening discussion of  smff could rethink the message from the movies, link up these contents from different space/time into our daily lives, so as to put into action/practise, this isn’t an easy thing, yet is an extremely important thing.

Every year, we hope that we do not need to depend on commercial sponsorship, but through the volunteer labouring work of the committee members and co-workers, We have a practice to obtain the public screening rights with the production team through an exchange of labour – translating Chinese subtitles, to organize screening in local grassroots organization and public space, to make this film festival to be truly belong to the grassroots. This year, we would like to continue this continue this “from the public, back to the public” hong kong social movement film festival.

If you have found some films that you would like to watch through “websites throughout the years" of smff, please try to gather your friends and contact us. and we would try to organize extra screenings.

If kaifongs living in old district would like to watch a film (house on strike) about facing redevelopment in poland, university or institution students would like to watch a film(blokada) about occupying school to organize a strike to explore more possibilities if strike,personal activists would like to watch a film (Misfit utopia next to the public toilet: One night of 318 Occupation Movement) about the smaller-scale forum next to the grand-stand in the movement to explore how the “movement in the movement” can happen from the scene out of the spotlight, please contact us.