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九港大戰!The Battle of Hong Kong! Which side are you on?

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            One of the film projects I have been working on is called "The Battle of Hong Kong" (九港大戰). It's set in an apocalyptic worldwhere theprefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /KowloonCityand the Island City of Hong Kong are separated and they wage war against each other for survival.

 

Due to the concentration of resources, theIslandCitydeclaredits independence, countlessKowloonnatives rushed to theIslandborder looking for refuge. TheIslandCouncil granted citizenships to thoseKowloonnatives who werewilling to work as slaves to rebuild their infrastructure.Years have gone by and Kowloonlegendshas it thata Kowloon slave will one day rise to free his people from the control of the Islanders and wage war against them to take back their land and reclaim Hong Kong...

Reason I found this subject so interesting is because eventhough Hong Kong is such a small place, the people are so different depending on the areas they live in. I have been bringing my scrīpt to numerous film festivals looking for financing and people always ask me, which side I am on…

So now I put the question to you, if in the future, if war breaks out betweenKowloonCity andHong KongIsland, which side are you on and why?  

Daniel

over 11 years ago 0 likes  21 comments  0 shares
Kenjilui 15 blog profile
Is this gonna be an animation?
over 11 years ago
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yikes!!! i used to live on the kowloon side so i guess i'd belong there... but i hope this never happens in reality... =/ very interesting story though... when is it coming out?
over 11 years ago
45862083 0af2fd4d5d
i live in kowloon right now...
over 11 years ago
Photo 1831
That's interesting. When is this coming out?
over 11 years ago
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well, I have never been to HK or Kowloon and am totally ignorant of both places. However I think I would be on the Kowloon side. Slavery is unacceptable and although in the story, the Kowloon natives accepted the terms of slavery they had no real choice (abject poverty or slavery). To me this reminds me of some of the anti immigration arguments that one hears and I always pick holes in. When it comes to haves vs have nots, I have to go with the have nots.
over 11 years ago
45862083 0af2fd4d5d
actually the New Territories is where all the natural resources are... but thats another story. ;-)
over 11 years ago
Photo 4957
That's a pretty cool premise for the film! As for which side I'd be on?... probably the HK island side since that was where I was originally from!
over 11 years ago
Mark moran in spokane 920x920
Maybe HK, so I could be the slave who rises up and frees everyone. Or Kowloon .. so I can just go north and escape to the mainland .. (talk about reversing history)
over 11 years ago
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Good luck with the financing - I'm a huge fan of post apocalyptic / dystopian films, especially when they are scientifically accurate. Not sure what natural resources they would be trying to protect on HK Island though ... the world's largest resource of overpriced property?! I hope you invent a new energy source for the film or something. Kowloon could easily strangle HK Island but cutting off the fresh water supply. Anway - not going to pick sides until I've heard both the stories!
over 11 years ago
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you'd better get this financed, way too little SF comes out of hong kong :) as for which side I'd be on, I really couldn't tell you until I learn more about the film.
over 11 years ago
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FYI US Civil War was fought over states rights not slavery...(to Jeanne) Sorry I'm a snot when it comes to history crap.. Um, I've never been to HK so I can't really say either way...still don't know which side you are, huh...
over 11 years ago
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I think have to hear both sides of stories then only can make a rational decision.. But slavery is unacceptable ...
over 11 years ago
Johnnylu f9 johnnylu
Kowloon side!!!! It's needs more love. Believe it or not I've heard ppl from HK side refer to it as the "GHETTO."
over 11 years ago
Danielchan d3 danielchan
That is so true, I grew up on the Kowloon side, I never really got to go across the harbour when I was young unless I was invited to a wedding or I was sick and needed to see a doctor on the Island City side. For people who born and raied on the Island side, they often feel they are superior in an unspoken way and look down at people from the Kowloon side. This is the kinda debate I wanted to raise... Anyone else feel the same way?? Drop me a line. Daniel
over 11 years ago
Raul
I had to live twice in hk, and twice I lived in Hk island, but mainly by chance, coz that's where I found shared appartment...but I gotta say, u dun really feel u are in hk as much as u do when u are in Kowloon, I would definetely choose Kowloon... Abt people on the island feeling superior..I lived right in LKF this summer, and I got to see many many selfish people around who felt superior...(yeah, I am a foreigner and I hate LFK, sue me :p)
over 11 years ago
Phatchan
Good luck with the financing man! This Kowloon Hong Kong question was stuck in my head for like ten years already, and i ask this question to all my friends too. If u live in Kowloon side u might want to move to HK but if u live in island side u will never want to move to Kowloon! For me Kowloon for life man! System of a down is one of my favorite band too. ATTACK!!!
over 11 years ago
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Kowloon is way better. HK Island is for yuppies who think they're better than everyone and refuse to get out of their little holes and see what's going on in the rest of the world. It's mainly for tourists. Kowloon is for the common people. But I'm from New Territories, so that's where I'm sticking with. Yeah, where is NT in all of this? It's probably more Kowloon maybe? :-) Good luck getting it made! Who are you wanting to star in it? Your dream cast... Can I be on the set when you start?
over 11 years ago
Photo 33427
I love the really empty perspectives being dropped in here - from both sides :) Ghetto and yuppies. It's all & not at all HK.
over 11 years ago
Photo 36337
I can't judge as I haven't really lived in Hong Kong, but I must admit I favour Kowloon. I just love the atmosphere.
over 11 years ago
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Just wanted to wish you a Very Happy Birthday....Another year of life with beauy and joy Much Respect Mika
over 11 years ago
Philipng
Kowloon fo'sho!!! The poster is really awesome looking! This is such an cool concept. I love this whole post-apocalyptic cyberpunk thing! The whole elite HK vs. KLN thing kinda reminds me of the dynamic between Tiphares (Salem) and the Scrapyard in "Battle Angel Alita" (GUNNM)... I really wish you good luck in finacing this project!
over 11 years ago

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