Hong Kong is one of the world’s most densely populated areas, almost all seven million HongKongers are clustered in the urban area. It is not hard to imagine that the agricultural lands in Hong Kong have been shrinking. Thousands of families emptied out of rural villages to move to the rapidly growing urban areas to find better-paid jobs. More and more rural villages have been virtually abandoned by their inhabitants.
The Last Villagers is a film which explores the way that people use space and how that use changes over time. The documentary tells a story regarding a remote and nearly deserted village in Hong Kong called Fung Hang, near the Hong Kong and the mainland China border. The film looks at the lives of the last two elderly inhabitants of the village, Mr. Cheung (83) and his sister-in-law Ms. Wong (73), and uses a video journal style to show how their Hakka traditions and lifestyle are disappearing.