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Young Scholars Initiative · YSI Workshop · Hong Kong Film Festival


The Hong Kong International Film Festival Society is a charitable, non-profit and non-governmental organization dedicated to the discovery and promotion of creativity in the art and culture of film. The mission of the society is to strengthen the global appreciation of Asian and Chinese film culture and to promote inspiring films from around the world, enriching the cultural life of Hong Kong. Passionately believing in the power of films to unite cultures and generations, the society is devoted to giving thousands of film lovers from across the region direct access to the world’s most inspired films.

On Wednesday April 3, as part of the Institute for New Economic Thinking’s (INET) Young Scholars Initiative program in Hong Kong, INET and the Hong Kong International Film Festival have organized a free screening of the documentary film Oh, The San Xia (watch the trailer below), which was an official entrant in the 2013 festival. The event will be followed by a panel discussion featuring director Wang Libo and a noted economist.

Oh, The San Xia examines the economic, environmental, political, and social effects of the world-famous Three Gorges Dam on China’s Yangtze River, which houses the largest power station on the planet. The conversation following the film will explore the far-reaching ecological and social impact the Three Gorges Dam has had on the surrounding communities and examine the sweeping long-term consequences of such a vast public works project.

INET is grateful to the Hong Kong International Film Festival for helping to organize the screening as part of our effort to promote diverse approaches to new economic thinking.