GUANG / 光

SYNOPSIS

Guang is a story about two brothers. The elder brother, Wen Guang is autistic. He suffers from attention deficiency disorder, struggles with social interaction, and has difficulty performing day to day obligations.

To make ends meet, Wen Guang is coerced by his younger brother into looking for a job to share his burden on meeting their monthly expenses. However, sparked by a childhood inspiration, Wen Guang sets out on a journey to collect specific glasswares which eventually jeopardises his relationship with his younger brother and both their jobs.

Throughout the film, we see Wen Guang searching for a job, his daily routines and his secret passion as he searches for the final glass that will bring him a simple, pure, hard earned, fleeting moment of joy.

2019 Malaysian Film Festival Winner for Best Art Direction

2018 Chinese Young Generation Film Forum Winner for Best Feature Film

Directed By: Quek Shio Chuan
Country: Malaysia
Year: 2018
Runtime: 88 minutes
Language: Chinese
Rating: NC16

SCREENING INFO

National Gallery Singapore
30th May 2021 (Sun) | 3.15pm
Limited Seats

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PANEL CONVERSATION

Caregiving For Persons With Special Needs

As they juggle new demands arising from the pandemic on top of their everyday responsibilities, COVID-19 has been a trying time for many caregivers for persons with special needs. At the peak of the Circuit Breaker, where schools and community services were closed and stay-at-home restrictions were mandated, caregivers often find themselves experiencing a heightened level of stress as they lack avenues for respite and alternative care.

In this panel conversation, we will better understand the impacts of COVID-19 on caregivers for persons with special needs, and share practical ways to mitigate caregivers’ strain. We will also be sharing tips on what caregivers can do to safeguard their own mental well-being.

TIME & LOCATION

National Gallery Singapore^
30th May 2021 (Sun) | 3.15pm

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SHORT FILM PAIRING

Little Stars

SYNOPSIS

Little Stars tells the surprisingly life-affirming stories of young people living with life-limiting illnesses. Against the odds these youngsters are making the most of every moment thanks to the support of their loved ones, working in harmony with passionate ‘palliative care’ teams. In this short film, we will meet Jessica and her family in Hospice (Singapore) and little Joseph and his mother Fiona (United Kingdom).

2016 Impact Docs Award Winner for Award of Merit
2015 The Indie Fest Winner for Award of Merit

BOOK PAIRING

Ordinary Stories in an Extraordinary World

SYNOPSIS

This book tells the stories of a boy with autism living in a world he views in his own, special way. His take on the routines of daily life would seem, to most people, a plunge into an extraordinary world of the unexpected and inexplicable. As seen through his sister’s eyes, the stories chronicle his growing-up years, and his adventures and misadventures – the quirky, the funny and the downright miraculous. It is also a sharing of the little-known, yet engaging, stories of individuals with special needs and other unsung heroes: their families, teachers and doctors.

PRICE

$18.90

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