Hong Kong Youth Drama CHINA

Hong Kong Youth Drama CHINA

Whispers of the Fathers Story.

The story of tradition, habits, orders and bans is passed from generation to generation. Passing on the stories of one's ancestors is not only a way of bringing up a family but also a method of maintaining one's own cultural identity. Hong Kong was a British colony for 156 years. The city grew modelled on European metropolises, hence losing its oriental uniqueness. Today it cannot recall the stories of its elders. Through art, the children from the Hong Kong Youth Drama Ambassador Scheme try to discover the energy and history of the city as it was in pre-colonial times. The children improvise, borrowing stories from the traditional and magical Chinese tales “Collection of the Mountains and Seas.” By rediscovering these stories the children learn who they are, what their true culture is and where they really come from. The leader of the group is Sim Fong Zoe Lai.