"For Me at Nineteen" sparked heated discussions in the society. The protagonist in the film, Ah Ling, a student of Yinghua Girls' School, wrote an article saying that the school did not respect her wishes and released the documentary to the public.
Li Shiyu, the former principal of Yinghua Girls' School, sent a letter to alumni on the social platform of Yinghua Girls' School today (5th). I am deeply sorry for all the difficulties, and believe that this is an extremely difficult time for Yinghua. I hope that the alumni will bear the challenges with love, confidence, hope and tolerance, so that all parties can communicate well and make appropriate solutions.
▼Screenshot of "For Me at Nineteen"▼
Li Shiyu, the former principal of Yinghua Girls' School, sent a letter to alumni today (5th) through the social platform of Yinghua Girls' School.
She mentioned in the article that the reports on the documentary in the past ten hours or so made the alumni feel very uneasy. She also pointed out that she had quit her job for 8 years and should not have been involved in school affairs anymore. However, as the initiator of the documentary project, In the face of challenges and controversies, it is her responsibility to do so.
She continued that she attaches great importance to every life presented in the documentary, including her cherished students.
She is deeply sorry for the difficulties caused by her original ideas to the students and the school.
She expressed that she believed that this was an extremely difficult period for Yinghua. As a member of the group, she hoped that the alumni would bear the challenge with love, confidence, hope and tolerance, so that all parties could communicate well so as to deal with it appropriately.
An alumnus of Yingying Girls' School forwarded the statement of Li Shiyuru, the former principal who commissioned director Maggie Cheung to film "For Me at 19", in the alumni group.
The film records the transformation of several female students in the great era.
(Screenshot from the video "For Me at Nineteen")
Maggie Cheung launched a new documentary "For Me at the age of 19". After being negatively commented by the first audience on the Internet earlier, after Director Zhang joined the "Task Force for Promoting Hong Kong's New Advantages", netizens called for a boycott.
("To Me at Nineteen" movie poster)
For me at 19︱Li Huishi did not agree to the interview film compilation: I will not watch it and I don’t encourage you to watch it︱The two protagonists express their opposition to the release of A Ling’s 4-character text, which does not respect the wishes of students
What controversy happened in "To Me at Nineteen"?
The two protagonist students who were photographed both said that they did not agree with the public release, click here for details.
What question did Ah Ling raise?
She believes that the school and the filming team did not respect the wishes of the students to oppose the release, and only cited legal explanations.
Click here for details.