I Dream of Singapore
Directed by Lei Yuan Bin
Singapore / 78 mins / NC16 – Some Coarse Language
Feroz, an injured worker who is denied treatment by his employer, waits to return home. Another worker becomes a “poetry maestro”, speaking to students at a workshop about his experiences. Elsewhere, a young man weeps whilst praying in his ‘I Love Singapore’ t-shirt.
With his deft hand on stunning cinematography and editing, Lei captures snippets of the daily lives of migrant workers, from listening to music in their dorm rooms, to being policed aggressively at crowded areas. Tying everything together is the social worker who helps to bring Feroz home to Bangladesh. I Dream of Singapore is an undeniable documentation of human rights dismissed in favour of commerce and progress in a first-world country.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
Award-winning filmmaker Lei Yuan Bin’s directorial debut, White Days, and his sophomore feature film, 03-Flats, were in the official selection of the Singapore International Film Festival in 2009 and 2014 respectively. His third feature film, Fundamentally Happy premiered at the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival. I Dream of Singapore is his fourth feature film.
CAST & INFORMATION
Md. Feroz Al Mamun, Ethan Guo
Tiger Tiger Pictures
Sun, 24 Nov 2019 / 9:30 PM
*Filmmaker in attendance
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