Christine Vicera

Christine Vicera (she/hers) is a Hong Kong-raised Filipino writer, researcher, and filmmaker. At the heart of her interdisciplinary research and praxis lies a broader interest in the relationship between memory, migration, and ‘post’-/anti-/decoloniality in the context of Hong Kong and Southeast Asia, specifically the Philippines. Her writing has been published in Kritika Kultura, Voice & Verse, Spill Stories, and Verge: Studies in Global Asias. Storytelling and community building are integral to her praxis. She is co-director of Sisig and Puchero (2021). Screened at the 2021 Southeast Asia x Seattle Film Festival, the documentary short questions what remains constant for migrant workers in a world that has been thrust into chaos by COVID-19. She is also Founder and Co-director of  be/longing, a community arts-for-education lab that harnesses the transformative power of storytelling to cultivate and co-create cultures of inclusion for Hong Kong’s ethnically-diverse communities.


This interview with three migrant workers photographers offers a critical and personal insight into the narratives of tragedy, sorrow, and loss.


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