Private Project

A Long Walk

“This is a long winding road of darkness, where light only shines at the very end - as it is with creative forces; as it is in life.”

  • Elysa Wendi
  • Wai Shing Lee
  • Unlock Dancing Plaza
  • Yong Lock Ong
    Key Cast
  • Joseph Lee
    Key Cast
  • Tai Kwun – Centre for Heritage and Arts
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  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes 44 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 21, 2022
  • Country of Origin:
    Hong Kong
  • Country of Filming:
    Hong Kong
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Director Biography - Elysa Wendi, Wai Shing Lee

Elysa Wendi

Elysa Wendi is a dance artist and filmmaker working between Singapore and Hong Kong. Preoccupied with the abstraction of memory from place, time and biographical traces, Wendi explores these themes in her live and filmic works. Straddling between disciplines, Wendi develops her films with a choreographic eye and performative approach. Her short film “1958 Delivery'' won the Best Experimental Film award at the 2018 South Taiwan Film Festival, and her film Forgive or Not to Forgive won Best Documentary at Hong Kong ArtHouse Film Festival 2020. She co-founded Cinemovement - a platform for inter-disciplinary film creation together with film producer Jeremy Chua in 2015.

Lee Wai Shing

Lee Wai Shing studied Visual Communication and started his career as an independent filmmaker after graduation. In 2019, he won the Gold Award at the ifva Festival with “Family Family Day”. Lee is well known for his diversified improvisation and experimental video-editing style. In recent years, he started to create dance videos. His work “A Rock” won the Jury Prize at the 5th Dance On Screen Film Festival. Lee was the Production Assistant of Chinese Independent Documentary Lab. He is one of the founding members of an independent film ensemble 1930 collective.

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Director Statement

Since Ong Yong Lock arrived Hong Kong in the 1980s, he has taken root here, and has been inseparable with dance; dedicating himself to performances, choreography, and teaching, his 30 years long winding road in dance had inevitably gone through ups and downs and he remained persistent. Despite the long winding road in the long dark night, after more than 30 years of dance life, he starts racing on this path again, perhaps for the very last time.