Video preview: Hidden tales from the pandemic — FreedomFilmFest Singapore returns (FREE EVENT)

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After two years of digital screenings, FreedomFilmFest (FFF) Singapore is again, to be held on Nov 19 and 20 at The Projector at Golden Mile Towers. 

“A Pandemic of Inequality” is the theme of this 12 months’s competition, with 11 movies exhibiting the struggles of individuals that features home helpers, the Orang Asli, and youth activists amongst others.

Every of the occasions is free, and events could register with this hyperlink: The total schedule of FFF Singapore 2022 may also be discovered on the web page.

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FFF Singapore 2022 will even maintain five-panel discussions that can take a dive into a selected concern, with a bunch of audio system together with filmmakers and native representatives to situate the difficulty in a Singaporean context. Discussions can be held at The Projector’s Blue Room at Golden Mile Tower.

Subjects lined for panel discussions are:

  • Singaporean Areas (SG showcase)
  • The Proper to Reside with Dignity
  • Archiving Our Personal Tales (Orang Asli highlight)
  • Dream Past the Home (home employee rights)
  • Youth Activism and Change

“Audiences can look ahead to unique behind-the-scenes tales, deep dives into points, and discussions of strategic actions for varied causes,” FFF famous.

The competition is just not solely a platform for the necessary social problems with our day but in addition celebrates unbiased filmmaking with courageous movies which are onerous to seek out on mainstream platforms.

Listed here are a few of the movies featured in FreedomFilmFest Singapore 2022:

Three Methods to Falter (4 minutes, 2021). Director: Rachelle Lee Xin Yi

“A younger Singaporean lady interprets her household and life by means of the prism of the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Second Jail. (11 minutes, 2020) Director: Kueh Yong Peng

“’Second Jail’ is the story of ex-convict Matthew and an ex-prison officer Hilary who grew to become pals and collectively, they created a enterprise enterprise generally known as ‘The Caffeine Expertise’ and helped different ex-convicts alongside the way in which. This movie celebrates their unlikely friendship.”

Gray Scale (21 minutes, 2022) Director: Evelyn Teh. Informed by means of the eyes of a single aged lady, Gray Scale is a narrative about residing alone and rising previous in a gentrifying neighbourhood. Throughout the extended pandemic lockdown, new challenges compelled her to adapt to the quickly altering world round her. The story presents the quiet struggles among the many aged of their quest in direction of unbiased and dignified ageing.”

Homebound (16m 51s, 2022) Directed by Ismail Fahmi Lubis. Tari longs to return residence to Indonesia after greater than 10 years working overseas in Taiwan. When the Covid-19 pandemic struck, her plans unravelled, revealing a scarcity of rights for weak migrant employees and systemic misinformation. Tari narrates her personal journey and divulges private tales associated to her resolution to work in Taiwan, her strained household relationships, the dangers concerned in working overseas, and the traps she has fallen into. Tari shares intimate particulars of how her relationship along with her son has suffered, revealing the guilt she has felt for leaving him behind. Homebound is an intimate, animated documentary portrayal of a migrant employee’s expertise overseas and is an pressing wake-up name for many who have contributed to a system that takes benefit of 1000s of ladies every year.”

Padauk: Myanmar Spring (56 minutes, 2021) Administrators: Jeanne Marie Hallacy & Rares Michael Ghilezan. Padauk: Myanmar Spring takes the viewer to the streets of Myanmar throughout the heady days following the February 2021 navy coup. By Nant—a younger, first-time protester—we meet three human rights activists whose lives have been turned the wrong way up by the coup. Because the protests proceed, Nant comes to grasp the reality of a brutal regime that has continued to wage struggle in opposition to its personal individuals for many years. Towards a foreboding backdrop, Nant’s political awakening concerning the plight of others in her ethnically numerous nation offers hope for the longer term. Fantastically augmented by poetry and artwork, Padauk: Myanmar Spring reveals the resilience and willpower of the individuals of Myanmar, and the sacrifices they’ve made.”

FFF Singapore began 13 years in the past and is a companion of the Malaysian FreedomFilmFest, which was established by Pusat Komas, a Malaysian NGO, in 1993.

The Substation was the venue for the primary FreedomFilmFest in Singapore, which was organised by Martyn See, Seelan Palay and Ho Choon Hiong.

“Afterward, the competition was adopted by native civil society Perform 8, with the purpose to make the competition a supportive platform for native filmmakers. With initiatives comparable to movie grants and movie labs, the competition organisers hope to encourage extra movies pertaining to usually hidden and unheard tales of Singapore to be made,” FFF says. /TISG


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