With the theme of “Rivers and the Community”, this documentary highlights the multiple functions and values of rivers in Hong Kong, and examines how these values have been lost in the process of urban development. It also investigates attempts at reconnecting the community with rivers.
People in Hong Kong can enjoy clean freshwater supply by simply turning on the tap, while the “true costs” of water use have been often neglected or forgotten. This documentary explores the “hidden costs” we paid in order to meet the water demand of our society, and their impacts on local and global water resources.
The Missing Label We will explore the extent of the far-reaching impacts of the clothing industry on global water resources. Could we find an effective method to help people understand the impacts of their consumption behavior on water resources?
Rivers Drained The urbanisation process of Hong Kong has left the city’s rivers devastated; many rivers have actually disappeared. What is an “environmental flow” regime? Would it point to a remedy that could help rehabilitate our rivers? To what extent, and how, could Hong Kong learn from successful stories from other cities in revitalising a city’s rivers?