Preserving the heritage of Hong Kong cinema has always been a major goal of the Hong Kong Film Archive. In support of the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage, we are presenting one of the Archive's priced titles, White Powder and Neon Lights (1947), which is Hong Kong's first 16mm color film.
In 2005, the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) designated October 27 of every year as the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage. Audiovisual heritage comprises all forms of moving images and recorded sounds, including film. It is an important part of a global effort to raise awareness of audiovisual documents as an integral part of national identities, the fragility of these documents and the urgent need to protect them. Activities are organized every year around the world to observe this day, each year with a different theme.
The Hong Kong Film Archive dedicates the screening of White Powder and Neon Lights to the saving of our fading cinematic heritage.
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