Xu Xi is a writer based in Hong Kong who writes novels, short stories and creative non-fiction English. In the video, Xu Xi talks about how she became a writer, where she gets her inspiration from and how she has come to terms with being an English writer in a predominantly Chinese community. You can visit her website to find out more about her writing http://www.xuxiwriter.com/
She is currently in charge of the MFA Creative Writing Programme at City University of Hong Kong.
Our students (Evangeline Hung, Maggie Lai, Teresa Ng and Winsome Wong) interviewed her as part of a film project they were doing on people's dreams in life. The whole series is here: http://longzijun.wordpress.com/2011/02/22/dreamers-a-short-film/
In the main video in this series, we focused on two other people a musician and an artist, and decided not to include this interview (mainly because of the time restrictions imposed by the competition that the film was entered in). Therefore, we created a series of videos just featuring Xu Xi's interview. These have now been combined into this single video.
The background music is Mars and Stars (from Dan O Songs).