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The Poem of Pakistan

Hamid, a young Pakistani, is an insurance and investment broker. No matter how hard he tries, he finds it hard to be part of the society. He works hard to earn a living and has to take shortcuts sometimes. While handling a medical claim issue, he gets to meet a Pakistan youth who loves Pakistani literature. This encounter brings back Hamid’s memories of his homeland and his family, leading him to reflect on his current way of life.

  • Chan Hon Yan
  • Chan Hon Yan
  • Lau Yuen Ling
  • Singh Inderjeet
    Key Cast
    "Hamid "
  • Wu Yeun Yiu
    Key Cast
  • Atique Hamza
    Key Cast
  • Wong Wai Nap
  • Kattie Fan
    Executive Producer
  • Tobe To
    Executive Producer
  • Colin Cheng
    Executive Producer
  • Huang Li Wei
  • Stephanie Li Yu Kei
    Art Director
  • Verandar Yuen Tsz Ling
    Assistant Director
  • Ali Shamza
    Assistant Director
  • Wong Hin Yan
  • Lin Yan Rong
    Sound Mixing
  • Cage Fu
    Location Sound Record
  • Asif Hussain
    Urdu Consultant
  • Wong Wai Nap
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  • Runtime:
    25 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    February 19, 2021
  • Country of Origin:
    Hong Kong
  • Country of Filming:
    Hong Kong
  • Language:
    Urdu, Yue Chinese (Cantonese)
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  • The 25th ifva festival
    Hong Kong
    Hong Kong
    March 7, 2021
    Hong Kong
  • 23rd Taipei Film Festival
    October 2, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Kaohsiung Film Festival International Short Film Competition
    October 24, 2021
    Official Selection
Distribution Information
  • ifva
    Country: Hong Kong
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Chan Hon Yan

Chan Hon Yan won the 25th ifva Open Category Gold Award, the Best Screenplay of the 13th Fresh Wave International Short Film Festival with his work Old Man and A Dog (2019), which has also been nominated for Best Live Action Short Film at the Golden Horse Award and Best Short Film at Taipei Film Awards. His other works include The Backpackers and Close to Heaven.

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Director Statement

Recent years, as a Hongkonger based in Taiwan, i become a drifter. And i can finally related to the ethnic minority in Hong Kong. Through the Pakistani Poet- Allama Iqbal, and the history of Pakistan independence, i have a new interpretation of "Hong Kong" and the identity of self.