Documentaries that look at issues of care and spectatorship

Presented by Objectifs, in partnership with The Projector
2 to 4 Apr 2021 at The Projector
Admission: $15 per screening, with concessions for students, NSFs, seniors and The Projector’s members
Purchase tickets here

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.

Present.Perfect | Fri 2 Apr, 2pm | Rated NC-16 | Buy tickets here

Weaving together footage sampled from little-known Chinese live-streaming anchors, this cinematic collage explores how these virtual relationships challenge standard definitions of companionship.

Post-screening dialogue with Phoebe Pua (film scholar) and Hsu Fang-Tze (Lecturer, Communications and New Media, NUS, and Curator, NUS Museum).

Caring Enough to Remember: Yamagata Documentary Dojo programme
Sat 3 Apr, 2pm | Rated PG | Buy tickets here

These short films by past participants of the Yamagata Documentary Dojo are personal stories that address ideas of time and care.

The Disappearance of My Mother | Sat 3 Apr, 5.30pm | Rated PG13 | Buy tickets here

A once-iconic fashion model’s son’s determination to make a film about her sparks an unexpected collaboration and confrontation with the camera’s gaze.

Post-screening dialogue with Nurul Huda Rashid (visual artist, writer) and Sharmeen/Sifar (artist, filmmaker, programme coordinator for FreedomFilmFest Singapore).

Overseas | Sun 4 Apr, 2pm | Rated PG13 | Buy tickets here

Set in a training centre in the Philippines, Overseas is a behind-the-scenes look at how thousands of Filipino women prepare themselves to become domestic workers abroad.

Post-screening dialogue with Jaya Anil Kumar (Case worker, HOME).

Stories That Matter: Who Cares – Programme

:: Stories That Matter Public Talks: 20 to 24 Mar
:: Stories That Matter Workshop: 25 and 27 Mar

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