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Spotlight Hong Kong in Singapore; Film Review - "The Lives of Others"; Harpists Vivian Li, Stephen Chan, and Ann Huang Perform in the Studio (06 Feb 2007)


This week Hong Kong is in Singapore. Or at least some of its artists are. Spotlight Hong Kong kicked off on Friday, taking 36 programmes by 120 Hong Kong-based artists to the Lion City. Organised by the Hong Kong Fringe Club, the festival follows up on a Spotlight on Singapore held in Hong Kong in January last year. It includes film screenings, theatre performances, live jazz, exhibitions, dance, puppet theatre, and seminars. The German film "The Lives of Others" is one of the nominees for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film this year. It's already won numerous prizes in Europe. The movie takes place in East Berlin in 1984, before the fall of the Berlin Wall, when 100,000 employees and 200,000 informers of the Stasi, the secret police, keep the population under control. Reviewer Gary Pollard tells us it's a claustrophobic and gripping film. Finally, live in our studio this week we have three harpists. Harp students Vivian Li and Stephen Chan perform the "The Ash Grove", a traditional Welsh melody, and later master harpist Ann Huang plays "La Gimblette." They are here with Hong Kong Harp Festival founder Adeline Ching, to introduce the one-month series of events

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Tuesday, February 6, 2007
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