International documentaries that look at the role of myths

Presented by Objectifs
Chapel Gallery, Objectifs
27 Feb to 2 Mar 2019
Admission: $10 per screening / $35 for season pass / $8 student concessions (Please show student ID at the door.)
Buy tickets via Peatix 

Objectifs presents four feature-length documentaries that surface new ways of understanding how contemporary and traditional myths evolve and disrupt our ways of being. From a quasi-documentary about ethnocide in Brazil (Ex-Shaman) to an intimate portrait of a young man serving his nation (Army),  these films bring to the fore the tensions and connections between reality and imagination, past and future, the individual and the collective.

Each screening will be followed by discussions with Singapore filmmakers and visual artists to further explore the ideas and concepts behind the films.

Wed 27 Feb, 7.30pm

Rated NC16 (Consumer Advice: Some Nudity 些许裸露画面)
*Singapore Premiere

Post-screening dialogue with Zarina Muhammad and Chelsea Chua

  • Won – Special Mention, Best Documentary, Berlin International Film Festival
  • Won – Best Documentary, Chicago International Film Festival

Island of the Hungry Ghosts
Thurs 28 Feb, 7.30pm

Rated PG

Post-screening dialogue with Kin Chui and Nurul Huda Rashid

  • Won – Best Documentary, Tribeca Film Festival
  • Won – Human Rights Award, IDFA

Fri 1 Mar, 7.30pm

Rated PG
*Singapore Premiere
*Filmmaker in Attendance

Post-screening dialogue with Kelvin Kyung Kun Park and Loo Zihan

  • Won – Mecenat Award, Busan International Film Festival

Saturday 1 Mar, 7.30pm
Rated NC16
*filmmaker in attendance

Post-screening dialogue with filmmaker Daniel Hui and Aishah Abu Bakar

  • Won – Special Jury Award, Torino Film Festival
  • Won – New Asian Currents, Award of Excellence, Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival

Stories That Matter: Myths – Programme
:: Seminar: Constructing the Self Through Art: Sat 2 Mar, 2pm – 3.30pm
:: Panel Discussion: Myth-making / Art-making, Sat 17 Mar, 4.30pm – 6pm
:: Panel Discussion: Myth and Image, Fri 8 Mar, 7.30pm – 9pm
:: Exhibition: ICONS and The Land Archive: 27 Feb to 19 Apr