We Don’t Dance for NothingDirected by Stefanos Tai
- Narrative Features
- Hong Kong, Philippines
- Documentary, Drama, Experimental, Musical, Romance
- Cantonese, English, Tagalog
- 86 mins
A photo-montage love letter to the Filipina Domestic Workers of Hong Kong, this visual recreation of memories shared by this community of 400,000 women (millions globally) follows one woman’s plan to run away. Captured on Super-16 amidst the Hong Kong Protests, the filmmakers blend stills with motion to highlight the passionate street dancing of these marginalized women and touch upon LGBTQ+ themes, issues of workers’ rights, and Hong Kong’s changing political landscape.
This film is available for online rental. LIVESTREAM Q&A on 11/6 at 7:00PM EST.
Directed by Stefanos Tai
Produced by Paloma Choque
Written by Stefanos Tai
Director’s Bio: Stefanos Tai is a Greek-Chinese-American director. His works remind us of a simple idea: we have more in common than sets us apart. He’s screened at Tribeca, BAM, Cinequest, DOXA, Woodstock, and Savannah– and he’s received an Impact Doc Award, a Scholastic Gold Key, and the “One to Watch” award from the Asian American Film Festival. He has also directed branded content for the Google Creative Lab and TBWA Worldwide. Clients include Breguet, Hennessy, Kipling, Li & Fung, and the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.