SCREENING DATE & TIME:
10 SEPTEMBER, 11.00AM
They were there to document. An intergenerational community reflects on the 10-year history of Freedom Film Festival in Singapore. Started by Malaysia’s Pusat Komas in 2003, activists in Singapore brought the festival here in 2010. Over the last decade, the festival has brought plural perspectives from around the world to local audiences and sparked discussions about unjust laws, inequality, migrant rights and under-represented communities.
The whole festival has continuously and fearlessly presented the struggle towards justice, especially in Southeast Asia. This film celebrates the festival as part of Singapore’s shifting landscape, examining its place in the changing sociopolitical realities we live in.
NOTE: Celeste Tan (director) and Martyn See (one of the founders of FreedomFilmFest in Singapore), will be present at the post-screening discussion.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
Celeste is an aspiring documentary filmmaker and mutual aid organiser outside of her mundane day job. Her interest in Anthropology and Southeast Asian studies have shaped her approach to listening and stories.