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[Screenings] Objectifs Presents: Stories That Matter 2017: Bugs | Durian Picking

22 March 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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Stories That Matter 2017: Bugs | Durian Picking

Bugs by Andreas Johnsen / Denmark / 76 min / 2016 / PG13

Will insects be the new superfood? For the past three years a team from Copenhagen-based Nordic Food Lab, made up of chefs and researchers Josh Evans, Ben Reade and Roberto Flore, has been travelling the world to learn what some of the two billion people who already eat insects have to say.

Throughout the team’s experiences and conversations, some hard questions start to emerge. If industrially produced insects become the norm, will they be as delicious and as beneficial as the ones in diverse, resilient ecosystems and cuisines around the world? And who will actually benefit as insects are scaled up? Are insects a mirror that reflects our broken food systems, or the silver bullet that will fix them?

About Andreas Johnsen

Andreas Johnsen has made a number of documentaries as both a director and a producer since 2002. His films have been shown around the world in many festivals and on television in Denmark and abroad. His film Ai Weiwei – The Fake Case was nominated at IDFA’s “Feature Length Competition”, nominated in Berlin 2014 at Cinema for Peace Awards and won the Danish Film Critics Award 2014. The film was selected for over 15 film festivals, and was sold to BBC and seven other territories. In April 2016 his latest film BUGS premiered at Tribeca Film Festival.

Durian Picking by Kray Chen / Singapore / 17 min / 2016 / PG

In the wee hours of the morning, Kray Chen follows his durian obsessed father into the jungle, where they meet other equally passionate durian lovers looking for the fruit in the wild. This quirky short film captures the eccentric rituals of those willing to go the extra mile for their favorite fruit, providing a welcome alternative portrait of urban Singapore.

About Kray Chen

Kray Chen is a visual artist based in Singapore. His works deal largely with lived experience and corporeality, reflecting on the psyche of a place caught between traditions and modernization.

Event Details:

Date: 22 March, Wednesday

Time: 7:30pm – 10:00pm

Venue: Chapel Gallery, Objectifs Centre for Photography & Film

Tickets: Pre-registration required, entry by donation at the door. 

Register via Peatix here.

About Stories That Matter 2017

Objectifs presents Stories That Matter, a programme that looks at critical issues in our world through photography and film. This year, the programme features the theme ‘Conspicuous Consumption’ where different ideas regarding patterns of consumption and their effects will be examined.

From food sustainability to the ethics of trophy hunting, these independent documentaries look at the ways in which our habits of consumption affect the world around us. Hailing from Myanmar to South Africa, these films are powerful statements that seek to inform and inspire.

Visit our website for information about the programme: objectifs.com.sg/storiesthatmatter2017

About Objectifs

Established in 2003, Objectifs is a non-profit visual arts centre dedicated to photography and film in Singapore. Through our educational programmes, exhibitions and screenings, community outreach and developmental platforms, we aim to inspire and nurture artists, promote Singapore talents and content, offer a vibrant space for learning, exchange and dialogue, and cultivate new audiences.



22 March 2017
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Objectifs Centre for Photography and Films
6293 9782


155 Middle Road 188977 Singapore + Google Map