by Jill Li 李哲昕

Film Screening & Sharing Session

KLEX is thrilled to present the award-winning documentary film “Lost Course” by documentary filmmaker Jill Li in our ExScreen series this month. The humanist film about land issues, corruption and idealism won the 57th Golden Horse Award for Best Documentary. Filmmaker and educator Usen Leong will be moderating the after-screening sharing session. Come check it out and meet the director from Hong Kong in person! 

* Sharing session will be conducted in Mandarin with English simultaneous translation. 

Date & Time: 30 September 2022 (Fri), 7:45PM 
Venue: Dou Houz 
Add: 10D, Jalan Panggong, 50000 Kuala Lumpur. 
Suggested donation: RM20
Limited seats, WhatsApp reservation: 012 919 8031
Facebook event: https://fb.me/e/2mMt6dEsc 




2019 / Hong Kong / 179 min

Embedding herself in the village of Wukan, southern China for several years starting in 2011, first time documentarian Jill Li witnessed an unprecedented experiment in local democracy. Corrupt officials had illegally sold villagers’ land, but the villagers decided to fight back.

The documentary is divided into two halves: the first, “Protests”, depicts the grassroots activities of Wukan residents as they work to reverse the land sales and gain a substantial measure of control over their local territory. We see how the villagers themselves learn to organize elections, form alliances, and win support. Part two, “After Protests”, confronts the collapse of idealism as the newly elected village government finds itself mired in the same kind of corrupt dealings they had originally condemned.

Li reveals the complexities of their triumphs and setbacks from the inside. Her astonishingly intimate, sympathetic and fair-minded access to the events’ major players reveals Chinese local politics with three-dimensional passion and energy.



Jill LI, Hong Kong documentary filmmaker. Her documentary feature Lost Course (2019), which took eight years to complete, was hailed as a humanist masterpiece and won the 57th Golden Horse Award for Best Documentary. Lost Course also selected for International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam and Vancouver International Film Festival.



After completing studies in film at the National Taiwan University of the Arts, Usen Leong returned to her native Malaysia, working in visual theater design and documentary productions. She currently serves as a full-time lecturer for the drama department at New Era University College, and writes a theater column for several major Malaysian media outlets.  


《迷航》 簡介:

2019 / 香港 / 179 min 









Founded in January 2015, ExScreen is a film screening series of KLEX aiming at introducing cinema works with an alternative, experimental and unconventional approach to a larger audience in Malaysia. ExScreen aims to provide the platform for appreciation, understanding, and discussion of experimental cinema.


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