Stories That Matter: Short Films Programme 1

Stories That Matter features documentaries, essays, and narratives that look into the societal and cultural aspects of our world. Sometimes critical, sometimes tongue-in-cheek, sometimes heartbreaking - these stories may be personal, but the themes and impact are often universal.
From environmental crises to personal stories, this lineup of documentary and fiction films gives insight into the meta and micro narratives that impact our lives. Featuring an international selection of short and feature films from countries such as Iran, The Philippines, the United States, and Singapore.

All screenings are held at the Objectifs Chapel Gallery. Go to http://www.objectifs.com.sg/storiesthatmatter2016/ for more information about the programme.

Screenings are free but pre-registration is required. Entry by donation.

Objectifs is a partner of ‘Watch Local’, an initiative under the Singapore Film Commission.

Programme Schedule

Three Wheels by Kavich Neang / Cambodia / 20 min / PG
Under the strain of the capital’s bright lights, a tuk-tuk driver is reminded of his former lover from the days before Khmer Rouge rule. As he acts to move out of the family home, his wife has one last request.

Image Makers: Russel Wong by Jean Loo / Singapore / 9 min / Rating TBC

Portrait photographer Russel Wong shares the beginnings of his career, his inspirations, his personal vision and his relationship with celebrity subjects in this documentary by Jean Qingwen Loo.

Happily Ever After by Shuan Neo, Apple Hong and Pek Hong Kun / Singapore / 10 min / PG
As Singapore’s infrastructure changes from a pre-industrial island to a sanitised metropolis, the settings of three traditional wedding photography sessions in each epoch also witness the evolution of familial traditions.

Image Makers: John Clang by Kirsten Tan / Singapore / 16 min / PG
Learn about the craft and process of photographer/visual artist John Clang in a documentary directed by Kirsten Tan.

When The Boat Comes In by Khin Maung Kyaw / Myanmar / 30 min / PG
Aung Kyaw Naing and ma Cho Lay are members of a fishing community struggling to make a living along a stretch of coastline near Thanbyuzayat in Mon State in Myanmar. Soon they will be faced with a curtailed fishing season as a result of new government legislation.

The Baby by Ali Asgari / Italy-Iran / 15 min / Rating TBC
Narges and her friend have just a few hours to find someone to take care of her baby for a few days.

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Thu Mar 10, 2016
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM SGT
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Objectifs Chapel Gallery
10 Mar, Thurs, 730pm / Short Films Prog 1

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