In Search of the Dragon's Tale (1997)

Run Time - 48 min.  |  
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This documentary takes a look inside the Walled City of Kowloon in Hong Kong. Known for being a seedy, sleazy city, this town underwent many changes since 1992, when a political agreement between China and Britain led to the destruction of Kowloon, leaving most of its 40,000 residents homeless, especially the elderly and poor. Street musician Maurice Chan, who was raised in Kowloon, takes the viewer behind the history and mystique of this former city and shows the status of the uprooted residents now. Through never-before-seen footage and photographs, Chan shows the state of Hong Kong. He talks about his own personal experiences and also interviews some former Kowloon residents who are now fighting homelessness and extreme poverty.