The Offerings

Date: Wednesday, April 16
Time: 8 pm
Place: Tapps Art Center
Film Block: People Portrait Shorts
Genre: Documentary Shorts

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This short doc explores the Hong Kong custom of burning offerings for deceased loved ones. These are made to resemble the deceased relative’s favorite possessions, like money, iPhones, bowls of noodles and miniature houses. Wai Kin Au Yeung and his son, Ping Chi, make these offerings for people and discuss their own thoughts on death and the afterlife.

Directed by Seth Henderson; Hong Kong

7 min