Fading Marketplaces:Midnight Market in Shum Shui Po, a market cannot be “found”

In Hong Kong, on the streets near Pei Ho street market in Shum Shui Po, a few hawkers set up their “stalls” at 10 p.m. every night. To reduce illegal hawking activities in streets, Hong Kong government will take enforcement action. So that, hawkers usually start trading after 10:30 p.m. and hoping that the Hawker Control Team will not take action that night. They sell secondhand goods and even things which found in trash. Still, people will buy those goods in low prices as many of them live in subdivided units and live on Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA). They like to hang around the market at that time, so as to relax and purchase some daily necessities. We interviewed a few “hawkers”, including teenagers, middle-aged women and students who first experienced to be hawkers. Those special stories will be shown
in this episode.

  • Ng Ka Leung
    Director
  • Sharon Ng
    Writer
  • Andrew Choi
    Producer
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    趁還有墟:深水埗午夜墟 - 一個不能見光的墟
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    22 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    September 30, 2013
  • Production Budget:
    50,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Hong Kong
  • Country of Filming:
    Hong Kong
  • Language:
    Chinese
  • Shooting Format:
    Full HD
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Ng Ka Leung

Born in Hong Kong in 1981, graduated from School of Design at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

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