A Page of History
Prod / Ed: Lai Man-wai
Pho: Lai Man-wai, Lo Wing-cheung, Liang Linguang
1941 / B&W / D Beta / Mandarin / Chi & Eng Subtitles / 34min (incomplete)
This invaluable documentary shot by Lai Man-wai shows Dr. Sun Yat-sen leading the Chinese revolution in the 1920s, climaxing in the Northern Expedition, an attempt to rid China of its warlords and unify the country. The deteriorated version of the film had been kept by Lai’s descendants until the 1970s. After a restoration effort, 34 minutes of footage was salvaged, only to be lost later. It was rediscovered by Lai’s sixth son Lai Shek and donated to the Hong Kong Film Archive. For this new print, some shots have been replaced by better quality images discovered in recent years.
||Cinema, Hong Kong Film Archive
Double bill with Scenes of Yan’an
* Post-screening talk with Lai Shek
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