To what extent has the film raised the target audiences knowledge and understanding of how the theme/event influenced the central characters?
I think the film has raised the target audiences knowledge and understanding of how the Handover of Hong Kong in 1997 influenced the three individuals that were interviewed. In this film, the event was brought up a lot, as the film’s purpose was to show the different perspectives of the three diverse interviewees, a mom, who is an entrepreneur and was in Hong Kong during the event; a dad born and raised in Malaysia, who works in the business industry and was in Hong Kong during the event; and a mom, who is a housewife and was in Vancouver during the event, and bring them together through the central theme of the handover.
In our feedback survey, one of the questions we asked were ‘Does this film show a balance of different perspectives of diverse individuals relating to the 1997 Hong Kong handover?’, where out of the 14 responses, 13 (92.9%) said yes, and 1 (7.1%) said no. This shows how showing the different perspectives of the interviewees was one of our strengths of the film, as our purpose was met, and it has started to raise the target audiences knowledge about the handover. In our survey, we also asked ‘After watching this film, what impacts of the handover did you learn through the interviews?’. Here, the film definitely raised the target audiences knowledge and understanding of how the handover influenced the interviewees because our audience did learn something new after watching the interviews, such as how it was difficult for people figure out whether the handover impacts would be positive or negative, and a lot of people were not sure what would happen.
Through the interviews in our film, our audience were able to understand how each interviewee felt during the handover. However, I believe improvements can be made to make a greater impact on our target audience by making them more engaged through footages that relate more to what the interviewees are saying, and by providing more information about the handover through narrations. Overall, our film included a range of questions that were useful to showing the perspectives of the three diverse interviewees, thus raising the target audiences knowledge and understanding of how the Handover of Hong Kong in 1997 influenced them.