First and foremost, what is third culture?
A collective seeking to..
“Entertain, Educate and Inform,
To Seek out, Nurture and Promote,
To Champion the rights of all living things.
To build a Home for the homeless,
To create a Tribe all can belong”.
And what does Third Culture mean? Well.. It refers to a person who has been raised in a culture that does not belong to their parents’ culture for a significant part of their development years. This is not exclusive to people of mixed race, but can also be used to describe people who had had this experience of being in the Third Culture movement; neither one, nor the other, appreciating their roots whilst celebrating diversity.
The exciting part is that the TCFF (Third Culture Film Festival) is coming to LKF, Hong Kong this weekend. It’s the first truly international independent film festival to happen in our hood and aims to champion the Independent because this is a festival designed for filmmakers, those who adore film and the experimental arts and discovering new talents from an international stage.
A couple of trailers which caught my eye are FairyTales & Dystopia -- A seductive Red Riding Hood, a raunchy Geppetto, a Hong Kong armageddon topped off with some straight up Science Fiction and Fantasy and The FisherMan -- Mr Wong, a third generation fisherman in Hong Kong, struggles to keep tradition alive. One night, he decides to leave the crowded waters of the harbour, and fish in calmer waters. His luck changes when he catches something that does not belong to this world.
A full schedule of activities, screenings and networking events is available on their site at thirdculture.cc