Stories That Matter: Image Makers: Darkroom and The Dream Keepers
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.
From environmental crises to personal stories, this lineup of documentary and fiction films gives insight into the meta and micro narratives that impact our lives. Featuring an international selection of short and feature films from countries such as Iran, The Philippines, the United States, and Singapore.
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.
Image Makers: Darkroom by Liao Jiekai / Sinagpore / 22 min / PG
Under the red safelight in the darkroom, the artistic processes of photographer Ho Hui May are printed onto celluloid film, where her conversations with the filmmaker are recorded.
The Dream Keepers by Panu Aree / Thailand / 43 min / PG
Made on occasion of the Thai Film Archive's 30th anniversary, 'The Dream Keepers' is a documentary about the passion and dedication of several cinephiles and their struggles to establish the Archive. Under the auspices of the Archive, film has been elevated from a form of entertainment to a cultural treasure. The Thai Film Archive is now a Public Organisation, and is home to Thailand's only film museum. To founder Dome Sukwong, this is a dream come true.
Bio of Panu Aree
Panu Aree graduated from the film and photography department of Thammasat University, Thailand. He began his career as a sound recordist for Thai film productions. Panu made his first short film, ‘Once Upon a Time’. He later co directed documentaries with Kong Rithdee and Kaweenipon Ketprasit including The Convert (2008), Baby Arabia (2010), O.B.L (2011), Shadow of History (2013) and Gaddafi (2014).