One name for the “Walled City” in Hong Kong was Hak Nam, meaning, “Darkness.” Neither China nor England exercised legal jurisdiction over the city. Child prostitutes, heroin and opium addicts, and gangsters lived among buildings so crowded together that the sun could not get through. They had no electricity, no sanitation, and no running water.
In this city called, “Darkness,” Jackie Pullinger began to teach English, singing, and percussion band. But, she wondered, how could she reach the addicts and prostitutes all around her?