Tammy Cheung

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Tammy Cheung is a Hong Kong documentary filmmaker.[1][2]

She was born in Shanghai, China. Her family moved to Hong Kong, where Cheung grew up. She later went to Montreal, Canada, to study film at Concordia University[3] in the mid 1980s.

In 1999, she made her first documentary film, Invisible Women, which follows the lives of three Indian women in Hong Kong. She is an admirer of the American filmmaker Frederick Wiseman, and uses the style of Direct Cinema for her film.

In 2004, with other like-minded individuals from the fields of film, culture and education, Cheung founded Visible Record, which distributes and promotes documentary films in Hong Kong. The non-profit organisation also hosts the annual Chinese Documentary Festival. In the past decade, Cheung has been regarded as one of the most respected documentary filmmakers in Hong Kong.


  1. ^ Louie, Kam (2010-09-01). Hong Kong Culture: Word and Image. Hong Kong University Press. pp. 224–. ISBN 9789888028412. Retrieved 12 July 2012. 
  2. ^ Cheung, Esther M. K. (2009-08-15). Fruit Chan's Made in Hong Kong. Hong Kong University Press. pp. 37–. ISBN 9789622099777. Retrieved 12 July 2012. 
  3. ^ Mirandilla, Leanne (2012-02-09). "Tammy Cheung". Hong Kong Magazine. Retrieved 13 June 2013.