Hong Kong Documentary Series - 雙縫 The Last Stitch

Hong Kong Documentary Series - 雙縫 The Last Stitch

Born to a family of tailors, Tommy Sung grew up in the trade. When his father died, he and his wife Connie took over the family business.

In 1996, facing the imminent handover of Hong Kong to China, the couple decided to emigrate to Canada. There, they successfully rebuilt their business making traditional Chinese cheongsam. Twenty years on, they're ready to retire. But what of the skills that have been handed down in their family for three generations?

This story takes us from Shanghai to Hong Kong and Toronto, reflecting the history of the Chinese diaspora as well as the rise and fall of traditional craftsmanship. 

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