SHARE IT! Meet the Trailblazers
Date : Sat, 6 Jul
Time : 2pm - 4pm
Some of people we meet are just inspiringly awesome. Travelling to Bangladesh to document lives of migrant men... Setting up a social enterprise selling gorgeous jewellery made from landmine materials... Seriously, what is with them? What is the secret to awesomeness?
Join us as we get cosy with these trailblazers. Learn about their motivations, what inspires them and what ticks them off. We will poke and prod until they spill the beans on how we too can do something great and make a real difference.
Perhaps it is no secret. Still, we hope at the end of this, you will walk away with a fiery desire to blaze your own trail.
Anthony Chen, Winner of Cannes Award for ‘Ilo Ilo’ film:
Born in 1984 in Singapore, Anthony Chen enrolled in Ngee Ann Polytechnic’s School of Film and Media Studies at an early age of 17 to pursue his passion for filmmaking. He graduated from film school with his graduation film, G-23 which screened at multiple festivals worldwide and won awards in Europe and Asia. His second short film, Ah Ma (Grandma), was nominated for the Palme d’Or for Short Film at the 60th Cannes Film Festival, and was awarded a Special Mention. Haze (2008), his next short screened in competition at the 58th Berlin International Film Festival.
Bernice Wong, Beyond the Border, Behind the Men:
Beyond the Border, Behind the
Men is a project that celebrates the, otherwise anonymous and invisible,
Bangladeshi migrant workers in our midst.
Bernice is a young, aspiring photographer from Singapore. Her keen sense of adventure and background in Sociology sees her documenting important sections of society that are often unreported or poorly represented. She hopes that her visual narratives will elicit empathy, raise awareness and even inspire action
Zinkie Aw, Republic of Pulau Semakau:
The things we throw away tell
much about who we are. Through photographs of trash and their environment,
viewers are exposed to things owned and disowned by different people.
Photography started off as a curious experiment for Zinkie Aw, but has since evolved into a mainstay that helps define who she is. Not only is photography a way for Zinkie to spend time with herself, it helps her dwell deeper and relate to the world a little more. Through her observations of life, she hopes to help people log a visual diary of their lives and culture
Trinh Hoang Ly, Growing Up with Less:
Growing Up with Less explores the hidden side of cosmopolitan Singapore where usually squeaky clean government-built apartment complexes are littered with trash and syringes and your neighbour next door could be a drug addict.
The documentary focuses on the plight of children from lower-income families where parents struggle to make ends meet leaving their children unsupervised, often hungry for food and affection and extremely vulnerable to bad influences.
A Final Year Project by students of Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information, Nanyang Technological University
Pamela Yeo, Saught:
Saught creates jewelry from the scrap metal of war remnants to support sustainable development in post-conflict countries.
Nadia A. Samdin, Homes in the Hills:
Nadia Samdin is the Project Leader for the Philanthropy 360 Chiang Mai project. Nadia graduated from the Law faculty at Singapore Management University in Singapore. Nadia fell in the love with the Karen tribe in Thailand a few years ago and has since been plotting a path to make a difference. When possible, Nadia can be found rounding up a group of volunteers to head off to Thailand to make a difference.
Programme co-curated by TedxYouth Singapore