SINGAPORE — After two years of online screening due to the COVID-19 social distancing measures, FreedomFilmFest (FFF) 2022 returns with a two-day festival at The Projector at Golden Mile Towers on 19 and 20 November 2022.

The theme this year is “A Pandemic of Inequality”, featuring 11 films and five chats/panels, highlighting the struggles of overlooked or marginalised groups such as domestic workers living through COVID-19, the Orang Asli, and youth activists.

This year’s edition will feature five programmes, comprising 11 films and five conversations/panel discussions.

Each programme explores a different issue with a selection of films paired with a conversation/panel by filmmakers and local representatives to situate the issue in a Singaporean context.

Audiences can look forward to exclusive behind-the-scenes stories, deep dives into issues, and discussions of strategic actions for various causes.

The films featured in the FFF 2022 this coming Saturday (19 Nov)

  • “There to document” — A film celebrating the history of how activists in Singapore brought FFF to Singapore in 2010, after it was started by Malaysia’s Pusat Komas in 2003.
  • “Three Ways to Falter” — A young Singaporean woman interprets her family and life through the prism of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • “Second Prison” — The story of an unlikely friendship between an ex-convict and an ex-prison officer who created a business enterprise known as “The Caffeine Experience”, and helping other ex-convicts along the way.
  • “Grey Scale” — A story about living alone and growing old in a gentrifying neighbourhood.
  • “Peluang Kedua” (Second Chance) — A documentary film which reveals the concept of second chance through the story of Pannir, a death row prisoner who wants to contribute to society.
  • “Reframing the narrative” — Stories of the people and families impacted by SG’s capital punishment laws

For the films on Sunday (20 Nov) and their full write-up, visit the Eventbrite page.

All these will take place in the Blue Room with a limited capacity of 100 so be sure to get your free tickets from Eventbrite while seats are still available.

Running concurrent with the film festival, the organising entity, Function 8, will be selling its books outside of the Blue Room.

One of its publications, Ridiculous, Untold Tales of Singapore, which contains essays of activists and summaries of the not-so-pleasant history of Singapore from 1970 to 2021, will also be sold.

The Projector is located at 6001 Beach Road, Golden Mile Tower, #05-00 Singapore 199589.

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