We proudly present a Film & Health Humanities event: The event includes an online screening of the documentary film "Can You Hear My Voice?", followed by a conversation between director Bill Brummel, Dr. Thomas Moors (Shout at Cancer Choir director), Emerita Professor Dina Iordanova (University of St Andrews) and Prof. Mette Hjort (Dean of Arts at HKBU).
You are cordially invited to join us!
Date & Time for the Conversation:
(Hong Kong time) 22nd Feb, Monday, 8:00am
(Los Angeles time) 21st Feb, Sunday, 4:00pm
(UK time) 21st Feb, Sunday, 23:59pm
Sign up: https://hkbuhk.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9AlzCNTt0ILr0fX
(We will send out the Vimeo link with a password for advance screening of the film over the weekend before the conversation. You will also receive a Zoom link for the conversation via email, all by 19th Feb.)
About the film:
"Can You Hear My Voice?" chronicles the one-of-a-kind Shout at Cancer choir in the UK, whose members have all had their voice boxes removed, as they prepare for their most ambitious concert - a sold-out performance at London’s historic Tabernacle theater. The film includes songs popularized by Nina Simone, Tears for Fears, and Louis Armstrong. Along the way, choir members’ cancer stories unfold, revealing their struggles with self-identity, self-doubt, and loss.
Far from maudlin, "Can You Hear My Voice?" bears witness to the power of music, and is a triumphant testimony illuminating a universal theme - the human capacity for resilience in the face of overwhelming adversity. The film is produced and directed by award-winning Los Angeles documentary filmmaker Bill Brummel - his first film since having his own voice box removed in 2016. Like the choir members, Brummel speaks with the aid of a voice prosthesis.