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Citizen Hustler

好公民

Rating: NC16

Synopsis

The forced closure of the Sungei Road flea market in 2017 leaves evicted hawkers like Fook Seng, in his 60s and with a variety of ailments, with little recourse. For him and his partner, negotiating is imperative to their survival—beyond their informal trade, it is also the way they wend their way through the thicket of bureaucracy to access financial aid.

Joining them is director Tan Biyun, who wears several hats in the film: a listener in warm interactions, an aide to their efforts in securing financial assistance, while amplifying moments demanding action. In this irreverent collaboration, neither filmmaker nor subject is taken for granted: “This film advertises me,” Fook Seng declares.

Details

Director:

Biyun Tan

Country:

Singapore

Duration:

100 Mins

Rating:

NC16 (Some Coarse Language)

Year:

2020

Language(s):

Chinese, Hokkien, Teochew, English

Showtimes

Cinema

05 Dec 2020, Saturday, 3:30pm

Oldham Theatre

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Film Credits

Director

Tan Biyun’s work focuses on community, human rights and social justice, spanning performance and installation. Her installations have been shown at the NTU Centre of Contemporary Art (2017) and under The O.P.E.N. programme of Singapore International Festival of Arts (2017).

Cast & Crew

Producer:

Tan Biyun
Sharmeen/Sifar

Cast:

Chan Fook Seng
Seah Siok Tiang