This independent Singapore documentary is a heartfelt tribute to silent nation-builders and their shrouded life
By now we’ve seen that there are several groups of people who are particularly vulnerable to the COVID-19 pandemic. In Singapore, the migrant worker community has been greatly affected — the gravity of which has also brought to light their less-than-ideal circumstances and daily struggles. In response to this, more people have started campaigns and efforts to help our migrant workers.
Indie film distributor Anticipate Pictures and independent cinema The Projector have collaborated to host an online screening of award-winning filmmaker Lei Yuan Bin’s film “I Dream of Singapore” as part of fundraising efforts for Transient Workers Count Too (TWC2). Available to rent on demand via Vimeo from now till 10 May, the independent local documentary is a heartfelt triptych tribute to silent nation-builders and their shrouded life.
The poignant film follows the journey of Feroz, a migrant worker who suffered an injury at a construction site and is travelling back home. Filled with interwoven scenes of the natural worlds and cityscapes of Bangladesh and Singapore, the documentary also explores the bonds between the migrant community and social workers, and the pain and promise of their stories.
All proceeds from the film screening will go towards supporting initiatives by TWC2 and The Projector, after Vimeo and Paypal costs.
Posted by The Projector on Sunday, April 26, 2020