Film, Talk/Workshop

Film/Talk: Behind-the-scenes of relocation

Organised by: Ethos Books
  • Date:
    5 Apr 2019
  • Time:
  • Duration:
    1h 30min
  • Venue:
    The Arts House, The Screening Room
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  • Language:
    Film is in Chinese with English subtitles, Post-show discussion is in English
  • Admission:
    This event is free with registration on Eventbrite.


Join Rocky Howe (editor of They Told Us to Move: Dakota–Cassia) and filmmakers Heather Teo and Victor Gan as they take us behind-the-scenes of the relocation of residents from Dakota Crescent to Cassia Crescent. Though the relocation started in 2016, the process of resettlement for the residents continues till today.

The 10 minute short film "Old of Things" by Heather Teo and Victor Gan will be screened as part of this session.

They will share the process behind shooting the film and, together with Rocky, reflect on how the relocation process neglected the social, and emotional, and physical needs of the former residents, and how they have had to adjust to their current environment in the new estate. The film and book confront us with issues of ageing in Singapore, and asks what we can do to better support our community.

"Old of Things" by Heather Teo and Victor Gan won the Top Prize in the Open Category in the Singapore Heritage Short Film Competition (HSFC) organized by the Singapore Film Society (SFS) with support from National Heritage Board.

Thank you to The Arts House at The Old Parliament for venue support for this programme.