熱蔗一度是香港跑電影院的美食，也是亞洲各處都找到的味道。《熱蔗 － 亞洲電影及錄像放映》是透過電影作為一種聯繫和聯想，針對亞洲當下的社會文化議題例如邊境、社會制度、信仰、成長等，帶來中國、日本、泰國、越南和菲律賓導演及藝術家的電影、錄像與紀錄片，以及連串的公開講座和藝術家對談。
《熱蔗》作為Rooftop Institute策劃的首個活動，我們希冀以電影作為對香港毗鄰國家的一次初探 ─ 從殖民與邊界糾紛去思想歷史，從底層人民的生活看社會制度；從夢想與堅持中思想價值，從成長的掙扎中看文明與進步的迷思；從身體中尋找抵抗歷史記憶的可能。
Hot sugar cane (Cantonese: jit6 ze3 ) was once a popular snack in Hong Kong cinemas, it is also a taste that can be found all across Asia. “Jit Ze – Asian Film and Video Screening” takes film as a medium for connection and association, in the light of such sociocultural topics today in Asia as boundary, social system, belief systems, growth etc. To explore these subjects, Rooftop Institute organized the screening of films, videos and documentaries made by directors and artists from China, Japan, Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines; each screening session will be followed by a series of public seminars and artist dialogues.
“Jit Ze” is the first programme organized by Rooftop Institute. We hope these films will provide a new perspective to understand Hong Kong’s neighboring countries. With its choice of films and documentaries, this series will reflect particularly on the following issues: reflect on history through colonial and boundary disputes; ponder over the social systems through the everyday life of people from the lowest stratum of society; think about values through dreams and adherence; see through the myth of civilization and progress through the struggles in growth; and lastly, look for the possibility of resisting memories in history through our body.
The screenings are sponsored by the Po Leung Kuk“Soaring Dreams” － Youth Development Fund. All programmes are free and open to the public.