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Director: Kirsten Tan
Runtime: 18 minutes
Language: English, Malay, Hokkien Chinese
SILVER SCREEN AWARD (Best Southeast Asian Short Film) Singapore International Film Festival 2014
CARL LERNER AWARD FOR A FILM WITH SOCIAL SIGNIFICANCE First Run Festival 2015
Stranded and shipwrecked, a young Rohingya refugee from Myanmar seeks asylum in a provision shop belonging to an elderly widow on the shores of Pulau Ubin, off mainland Singapore. An unlikely bond develops between them despite their linguistic and cultural differences as the old lady begins to care for the starving child—feeding, washing, and clothing her.
Dahdi, which translates to ‘grandma’ in Rohingya, explores a motherly instinct that transcends tribes, language, and culture.
This film is part of the Reframe: INLAND, ISLAND Online Programme
For the full Reframe: INLAND, ISLAND programme screening at Oldham Theatre, please proceed here.
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