Film Synopsis : 'Poets on Permits' is a documentary on migrant workers in Singapore, and their poetry. Read between their lines. Five
captivating people from Bangladesh, Philippines, India, China and
Indonesia, share their personal stories and views on the local migrant
worker life. The documentary features their poetic talent, and
hopes to bring us closer as a society - realising that at the end of the
day, we all have common goals - of home, love and happiness.
Trivia: Poets from
different parts of the world took part in the annual Migrant Worker's Poetry
Competition, held at the Singapore National Library. Each poet composed
original poetry in their unique style and recited them with all their heart.
The pulse points of their poetry both moved me and impressed me, as the
sparkling creativity embalmed deeper themes of home, loneliness, family and
love. The topics were as diverse as their personalities.
Five captivating personalities are representing
five diverse countries, but while sharing their personal stories and views on
the migrant life, the essence is crystal clear. It was really hard to pick only
five! In this story, they are people, poets and then migrant workers. Film Accomplishments :
FLICK PICK of the WEEK 7 on My Film Works, 12 Jan 2018. Length : 24.30 mins Producer : Upneet Kaur-Nagpal Editor : Upneet Kaur-Nagpal, Jeremy Mackie Additional Film Information : Cinematography: Jeremy Mackie. Special Thanks: Claire Chin, Migrant Worker Poetry Competition Singapore, Awesome Foundation Singapore, PixelMusica. Original Music: Benjamin Chow. Target Audience : Male & Female, All