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Director: Lavender Chang and John Clang
Runtime: 79 mins
Language: Hokkien, English, Chinese with subtitles
Absent Smile features the parents of New York-based Singaporean photographer and filmmaker John Clang. Their daily routines and conversations reveal them missing but supporting their son. On a parallel tangent, the documentary features candid portrait photography sessions of various families, where kin overseas partake and reconnect with loved ones at home over the webcam.
This screening will be accompanied by a post-screening in-person discussion with Director Lavender Chang at Oldham Theatre
Reciprocal 2023 runs from 2 – 25 June 2023. See the full programme here.
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