I don’t know how I managed to miss this on YouTube, but somebody has gone ahead and translated a German documentary about Kowloon Walled City into English (with subtitles). The documentary gives a super-rare glimpse into the once-forbidden city in Hong Kong where gangs ruled, drugs were rampant, and laws and regulations were more or less non-existent. By far this is the most complete look at Kowloon Walled City I have ever seen on video.

I should really show my dad this and see if he can pick out any parts he remembers. I mean, after all, he did live there.

I’ve posted all 4 parts of the documentary here. Watch it!