Documentaries that look at issues of care and spectatorship

Presented by Objectifs
Chapel Gallery, Objectifs
4 to 7 Jun 2020 [NEW DATES*] Please note this programme has been postponed due to COVID-19. New dates will be announced when available. (Updated 31 Mar 2020) 
Admission: $10 per screening / $35 for season pass


From live streaming to domestic workers, from the devastation of Fukushima to a man’s urge to film his mother relentlessly, these films examine the relationships between subject, documentarian and the audience, while celebrating time-honoured bonds of care and community.

Each screening will be followed by discussions with members of the cultural and NGO community to further explore the ideas and concepts behind the films.

Update, 31 Mar: *In light of rapidly evolving guidelines around COVID-19, please note that these screenings have been postponed, with new dates yet to be confirmed, We have refunded all ticket purchases via Peatix –  – if you have not received your refund, please contact us at or tel 6336 2957. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

The Disapperance of My Mother
Thu 4 Jun, 7.30pm

Rated PG13

Post-screening dialogue with Nurul Huda and Sharmeen/Sifar

  • Official selection, Sundance Film Festival
  • Official selection, CPH:DOX

Caring Enough to Remember: Yamagata Documentary Dojo programme
Fri 5 Jun, 7.30pm
Rating TBC

Post-screening dialogue with Asako Fujioka, board member of the Yamagata International Documentary Festival

Sat 6 Jun, 5pm

Rated NC-16

Post-screening dialogue with Phoebe Pua and Hsu Fang-Tze

  • Winner, Tiger Award, Rotterdam International Film Festival

Sun 7 Jun, 5pm
Rated PG13

Post-screening dialogue with Ruby Thiagarajan, Editor, Mynah Magazine and Jaya Anil Kumar, Case Manager, HOME

  • Official selection, Locarno International Film Festival


Stories That Matter: Who Cares – Programme

:: Stories That Matter Exhibition: Shroud by Hasan Elahi: 5 Mar to 3 May
:: Stories That Matter Workshop: 7 to 28 Mar

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