No Letting Go (Opening film)

What would you do to save your child? A young teenager struggles with a debilitating mental illness as his mother risks everything to save him without losing the rest of her family.

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Still Alice

Alice Howland, happily married with three grown children, is a renowned linguistics professor who starts to forget words. When she receives a diagnosis of Early-Onset Alzheimer's Disease, Alice and her family find their bonds thoroughly tested. Her struggle to stay connected to who she once was is frightening, heartbreaking, and inspiring.

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The Girl, the Mother and the Demons

presented by the Embassy of Sweden

The Girl, the Mother and the Demons is a story about a child’s infinite love and loyalty towards her mother, and how she eventually wins over the invisible demons that controlled her mother's life, and thus her own.

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Much Too Young

presented by the High Commission of Canada

Much Too Young is a documentary that follows four families as they deal with Alzheimer’s disease at a shockingly young age. The film powerfully demonstrates how this disease not only affects the person diagnosed and the primary caregiver, but how it takes a toll on the family and someone in the prime of their lives – the children caregivers.

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No Letting Go (Second screening)

What would you do to save your child? A young teenager struggles with a debilitating mental illness as his mother risks everything to save him without losing the rest of her family.

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Still Mine

presented by the High Commission of Canada

Based on true events and laced with wry humour, Still Mine is a heartfelt love story about Craig Morrison, an 89-year-old New Brunswicker, who comes up against the system when he sets out to build a more suitable house for his wife whose memory is starting to go.

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Mad World

presented by Profile Search and Selection

Mad World is an accomplished film about an unlikely hero who struggles with his mental illness, his sense of failure, and the hurtful ignorance surrounding him. Tung has just been dismissed from the mental hospital where he's spent the last few years suffering from a severe form of bipolar disorder. He is not cured; his illness is one that can at best be managed. Once a successful financial analyst, Tung lost his job due to a nervous breakdown, and no one is willing to hire him back.

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Shuttle Life

A hard-hitting social drama, this is a powerful portrait of an impoverished family trying to cope with tragedy and mental illness in a very divided society, where bureaucracy, corruption, and indifference reign supreme.

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But Honey, You Look Fine

Short Film (screens together with No Letting Go)

But Honey, You Look Fine follows the first steps to recovery the filmmaker’s best friend Gabby must take in her self-authored take on life with bulimia. The film follows their journey together into their childhood to look at the social conditioning that caused it to develop in the first place.

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Again, With Feeling

Short Film (screens together with Still Mine)

From Vancouver, Canada, this musical short powerfully depicts the feelings of loneliness and isolation experienced by people affected by depression — and reflects the hope that, through peer support, people can recover to live full and meaningful lives.

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Between Earth and Sky

Short Film (screens together with Still Alice and Much Too Young)

What does the weight of caregiving look like? Whose weight do we bear? Can we share it? These are some questions explored by Alecia and a group of caregivers from Singapore during this year long project. She became drawn to working with this group after personally listening to their stories at a local non-profit organisation over 12 weeks.

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Silence Is Not Golden

Short Film (screens together with Shuttle Life)

The majority of people who have come into contact with Nigel, for a large part of his life, have never heard him speak. He suffers from Selective Mutism, a rare anxiety disorder which severely affects his ability to speak under certain circumstances. Based on the real-life story of Nigel Ng, a young Singaporean, Silence Is Not Golden sheds light on his extraordinary journey, giving the audience an insight into his inner world.

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