Conference 1: Deaf Film as a form of social engagement and advocacy of the Deaf

Date: 2020-10-03

3/10/2020 Sat
11:00am - 12:30pm

*Free admission for the online Facebook live stream

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Moderator: Amy Lau (President of Hong Kong Assoication for the Deaf)

Charlie Ainsworth (Founder, Angry Deaf People Productions)
Jason Wong (Hong Kong Deaf Artist)

Charlie Ainsworth (Founder, Angry Deaf People Productions)

Charlie Ainsworth is an American Deaf filmmaker with a speciality in screenwriting. He founded Angry Deaf People Productions in 2018 as a response to the collective anger of the Deaf community over constant misrepresentation and underrepresentation of the Deaf people and our signed language in the film industry. The goal of the company is to produce works by the Deaf people. So far, Charlie has produced five films and directed and wrote four films. The films include: "The Pastman," "Life, Captioned," "Snowball, "How To Caption Your Movie," and "Hamburger Airplane." His films have won some awards including two best actress awards and one best "how to" film. He currently has several upcoming projects in the works. Follow him and his works on Angry Deaf People Productions social media accounts for updates.


Jason Wong

HKPA Youth Arts Festival 2019 Youth Artists Awards (Open) honouree, Jason specialises in strong beat hip-hop, sign dance, jazz dance and K-Pop. He has been actively participating in various performances and competitions, collaborating with different local and international artists. Apart from accepting various local and overseas media interviews, he was also involved in the production of Hong Kong's first Sign Dancing Movie ‘Lighting Dance of Silence’. In 2014, Jason went to study at the Broadway Dance Center in New York to improve his dance techniques. After returning to Hong Kong, Jason has been actively promoting ‘Mute Dance’, and formed ‘Fun Forest Deaf Dance Crew’ (Fun Forest) with a group of dancing enthusiasts with hearing impairment in 2010. Jason is committed to promoting the Deaf culture. Fun Forest has participated in a variety of dance activities and performances, and was awarded in various competitions, such as ‘Free Your Dream Power! Dream Stage 2016’, ‘Cross All Borders 2017’. Also, Jason had the honour of being one of the Ten Regeneration Warriors of Regeneration Society in 2016.


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