Hong Kong Ghost Festival (1971)

About the Film

"Hungry Ghosts: Traditional Chiu Jau Ghost Festival in Urban Hong Kong
(1971) " is an ethnographic film, produced in collaboration by Hong Kong ABC/TV. This video stream was made from a faded 16mm print that director Frank Kehl had in his home in the USA. The original color reversal film is archived at the Hong Kong University Library.
The dance components of the film were used by ethnomusicologist and
sometime Columbia University Professor Alan Lomax in his Cantometrics
Project to illustrate choreography around the world. (1980s)
Funding for the film project came from an ethnographic film grant from
Harvard-Yenching Foundation to HKU to document Hong Kong Chinese
traditional culture.


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