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Even Ants Strive for Survival
Directed by
Ren Xia

Hong Kong / 2017 / 20

US Premiere
Cantonese and Mandarin with subtitles

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SHORTS: Surreal.

Everyman Ma Yi, who raises ants as a hobby, is arrested without explanation by the Hong Kong government - and attempts to understand his mysterious crime.
Ren Xia graduated from Hong Kong Academy for performing arts in 2012. His graduate project "Circle Monkey" was awarded the Silver Prize at The CAM Short Film Festival 2013. Ren's latest short "Even Ants Strive For Survival" was awarded the Best Film and Best Cinematography at the 11th Fresh Wave International Short Film Festival. He now works as a contract director and supervisor of the creative team at Infinitus Films HK.
Cast/Featuring: Peter Chan, Keith Yueng, Annie Chueng
Executive Producer(s): Fung Lai-lai Lillian
Producer(s): Fung Lai-lai Lillian
Director(s): Ren Xia
Screenwriter(s): Ren Xia
Cinematographer(s): Siu Hing-wa
Editor(s): Ren Xia
Composer(s)/Music: Lui Shi-pang
Courtesy of: Hong Kong Arts Centre
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