2nd Singapore Indie Doc Fest, March 6-10
The Substation presents its second Singapore Indie Doc Fest, a regular celebration of the best in independent documentaries from Singapore and around the world. The emphasis this year is on personal stories, particularly those told by young people.
From Singapore, films such as Seleter Airbase â€“ Singaporeâ€™s Secret Garden capture an alternative way of life that is in danger of becoming obsolete, while I Love Malaya chronicles the search made by a group of young filmmakers for a forgotten generation of political exiles. Colour Wash & Spin explores the issue of cultural identity by turning the lens on Singapore society, while Santa is Here and HA-NOISE look more closely at specific elements of life in Cambodia and Vietnam respectively.
The festival will also showcase thirteen other documentaries from around the world, such as Shocking Family from Korea, about single women managing their families, and Surviving Beijing from Malaysia, about a Malaysian-Chinese underground band that tries to make it big in China.
And to honour women filmmakers, American filmmaker Andrea Richards will be presenting two talks as part of the festival: “Focus on Female Directors”, paired with Kagad Kaanch Patra from India and That Paradise Will Be Mine from the Netherlands, and “Directed by Women — Female Filmmakers Today”.
For the full schedule, details and synopses, check out the Singapore Indie Doc Fest website. Sinema will also post screening and event details over the next few days. Tickets cost $7 ($5 concession) and are available from Gatecrash, SingPost branches, S.A.M. kiosks and The Substation box office.