This Father & Son Love Each Other, But Don’t Speak The Same Language

 

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The long and muggy summer days were a blessing for Chung and his friends. With school out, they were free to play, fish and roam to their heart’s content. Without a care in the world.

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The hot sun bears down on Chung’s father’s back too, but with different weight. As a rat catcher, his task is hard and menial and the heat of the summer is relentless, as is his growing worries about Chung’s future.

As a single father with limited skills, he takes on a second job with the new goal of sending Chung to the UK for a better life.

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It’s too bad that his son doesn’t understand his father’s hopes. And decides to run away…

Watch ‘Our Steps’ by Lee Chi Wai Thomas (Hong Kong) on Viddsee:

‘Our Steps’ is part of our HK Cinema, The Next Generation channel on Viddsee.

This short film won two awards in Hong Kong, the Jury’s Award at the 4th Annual University Student Film and TV Awards in the Greater China Region, and a Special Mentions Award at the Hong Kong Independent Short Film and Video Awards.

Next, watch 3 Days Grace: This is a resentful son’s dilemma – he’s forced to care for his abusive dad.

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