09 September 2009

19 Sep (Sat): Screening of "Remember Chek Jawa"

This screening is part of the International Social Action Film Festival (S:ISAFF). Unlike a regular film festival, S:ISAFF creates a strong complement of discussion forums with filmmakers to engage on a variety of levels.

“Remember Chek Jawa” is an independent documentary by Eric Lim. It chronicles the efforts of individuals who volunteered to help out with Joseph Lai’s biodiversity survey of Chek Jawa, one of several efforts that would provide feedback to government.

Many efforts and factors eventually contributed to the deferment of reclamation at Chek Jawa. Eric Lim was particularly inspired by one element that he witnessed - the efforts of the ordinary, urban Singaporean’s efforts to help out a tiring, muddy and incomprehensible biodiversity survey, at a time when all hope had been lost.

Speaker: Director Eric Lin
Eric Lin a freelance cinematographer for TV documentaries, corporate videos and TVCs. He is also active in Singapore’s independent film-making scene. In his free time, he explores and works on social, cultural, and wildlife issues for his documentaries. In 2007, he completed Remember Chek Jawa and won the Mark Haslam Award at the Planet in Focus International Environmental Film Festival in Toronto.

More about the film on the Remember Chek Jawa website.

More about S:ISAFF.

Time: 3.30pm
Venue: Sinema Old School, 11B Mount Sophia, #B1-1.
Cost: S$15 - Forums ($17.12 incl. fees & GST)
Website and contact: http://www.filmsforchange.org

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