Bars and Tone Chapter Bridge

Walking across the bridge, I often think of what happened in the year 2014 and 2019, two very important years for my generation of Hong Kongers.

“Bars and tone” is a tool for calibration and adjustment. Looking at that bridge in 2022, I feel like my city has been calibrated.

  • Sze Lung Ng
    Director
  • Sze Lung Ng
    Writer
  • Ngo Kwan Hui
    Key Cast
    "Gracehoop"
  • Barry Ng
    Camera
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Genres:
    flow art, hula hoop, hoop dance, hong kong, new circus, experimental
  • Runtime:
    11 minutes 50 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 1, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Hong Kong
  • Country of Filming:
    Hong Kong
  • Language:
    Yue Chinese (Cantonese)
  • Shooting Format:
    digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Sze Lung Ng

Hong Konger, works in film and video production.

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Director Statement

This bridge is at East Kowloon, the area where I live and work. I often pass by skating.

In 2014, there was a secret (and illegal) party on the bridge.
In 2019, there was an open (and illegal) parade under the bridge.
Without amazing numbers nor staggering effects, what happened on this bridge will eventually be forgotten, no matter how history ends.

But I still cannot forget that day.
The pavement along the bridge is rough and hard to skate. I always think it would be cool if I can skate on the highway under the bridge.
August 24, 2019 was my only chance. I wonder why I was with my camera but not my skateboard.