Stories That Matter: Talk + Screenings with VII Photographers - Ed Kashi and Sim Chi Yin
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.
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.
Talks + Screenings with VII Photographers: Programme Schedule
Dying to Breathe by Sim Chi Yin / Singapore / 15 min / PG
Gold miner He Quangui is among six million Chinese works with pneumoconiosis. Shot over four years, the film intimately documents the final stages of He's struggle with the disease.
The Ninth Floor by Jessica Dimmock / USA / 13 min / M18
The Ninth Floor documents a group of addicts who moved into the apartment of a former millionaire in a wealthy neighbourhood in downtown Manhattan. Joe Smith, in his mid 60s, allowed a young addict to move into a spare bedroom in his large three-bedroom apartment in hopes of gaining rent. Several years alter, a fully addicted Joe no long had a bedroom and as many as 12 to 15 young addicts stayed at any given time. All electricity and hot water had been turned off and anything valuable had long been sold to feed habits. This project documents the residents of this space leading up to their eviction and follows several of them as they face jail and sickness, fight and love, attempt to get sober clean, sink deeper into addiction, go to jail, start families, and struggle to survive.
Syria's Lost Generation by Ed Kashi / USA / 15 min / PG
Since civil war broke out in Syria in March 2011, unyielding violence has left more than 2 million people displaced. More than half of them are children. Talking Eyes Media and photojournalist Ed Kashi have collaborated with the International Medical Corps to illustrate the chaotic effects of the war on Syria’s refugee youth population.
Note: Due to unforeseen circumstances, Jessica Dimmock will not be able to participate in this panel discussion. We apologise for the change in programming.