Driving Lantau: Whisper of an Island
Before the end of last century, Lo Yin Shan, a journalist who once lived on Landau for twelve years, with the assistance of Anthony McHugh, started to collect images and noises of indigenous people, expatriates, wanderers, animals and untamed creatures. By mish-mashing individual and collective memories- from historical, religious, political, cultural and environmental perspectives- she reconstructs an unorthodox public history of the island full of intimacy.
Micro-stories of the Trappist Haven Monastery initiated by refugees of the Chinese Communist regime, of members of the Taiwanese Party(KMT), of pirates, of a British botanist, east-meets-west and Disneyland… the narrative of Lantau finally has become an alternative discourse on Hong Kong. And the fate of
this island could shine a reflection for the other.