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Mid Autumn Festival Lantern-makers; Dan Groshong's East Timor Photographs; Film Review - "The Brothers Grimm" (13 Sep 2005)


The "Moon Festival" or Mid-Autumn Festival is almost upon us. It's one of the most visually appealing celebrations you can see in Hong Kong. And a big part of what makes it so visually appealing are the paper and bamboo lanterns that will be glowing across Hong Kong's open spaces. Many of the tradional lantern-makers though say that it's getting harder to make a living, unless they choose to make offerings for the dead. For a long time, much of the imagery coming out of East Timor was the imagery of violence. The land was invaded by Indonesia in 1975, and its people terrorised and brutalised. Now, East Timor has self rule, and Hong Kong based photographer Dan Groshong has spent two years shooting the gentler, more beautiful, side of the country. His exhibition opened last weekend, and was attended by the President of East Timor, Xanana Gusmao. There's also our weekly round-up, including an interview with local artist b.wing, and Gary Pollard talks about director Terry Gilliam's take on fairy tales in "The Brothers Grimm".

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Publish Date: 
Tuesday, September 13, 2005
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