WE DONʼT DANCE FOR NOTHING – with special subtitles
We Donʼt Dance for Nothing
Captured during a political revolution and pandemic in Hong Kong, this hybrid film combines real events, remembered personal narratives, and staged dances to showcase a vibrant yet oft-forgotten community of Filipina women (200,000 in HK, millions globally), and offer an unseen point of view on events that dominated global headlines. Described as Chris Marker’s La Jetée meets La La Land, this film and its use of stills vs. motion represent a bold new way of filmmaking, one which invites the viewer to viscerally experience the characters’ lives of entrapment by their circumstances, and their release towards freedom when they dance. By portraying these women beyond their job descriptions, with all the talent, color, and grace they embody, we show the world exactly why they dance.
We invite people with hearing impairments to this screening. The film includes special subtitles.
We Donʼt Dance for Nothing / Stefanos Tai / 2022 / 86 min.
Hong Kong, USA, Philippines, Canada
Tagalog, English, Chinese
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