Renting of film gives you access to a LIVE Panel Conversation on “Building a Dementia-Inclusive Society” happening on 29 May, 1.50PM.
After his mother’s death, Chan Kai-Yuk feels so alone that he leaves Guangzhou for Hong Kong to look up the father who abandoned him and his mom. But Yuk’s hopes are dashed on finding his dad has a new family and considers him a burden. Alone and homeless, Yuk is taken in by Auntie Fen, a middle-aged recluse who leads a solitary existence. At first, their different habits and personalities lead to numerous squabbles, intensified by Yuk’s self-centeredness and Fen’s odd temperament. As time goes on, Yuk learns Fen is in the early stages of Alzheimer’s. The discovery unexpectedly serves as a catalyst for the young man’s growth as a caring friend. For the first time in her life, Fen feels truly blessed. But it is a situation rife with irony due to the nature of her disease and the accelerating elusiveness of feelings and memories.
2016 Asian American International Film Festival Winner for Asian Media Humanitarian Award
2017 Hong Kong Film Awards Winner for Best Actress
This film is supported by Homage.
This film is restricted to audience in Singapore only.
The Best Impact Film of the SMHFF Short Film Youth Competition will only be announced on the VIP Night, 17th May 2021. This short film will be available with the screening of Happiness / 幸運是我.
For more information: https://smhff.com/youthcompetition2021
PANEL (29 MAY, 1.50PM): Building a Dementia-Inclusive Society
Join us LIVE on 29 May, 1.50pm! Check back here on the event day for the link to the panel conversation. You can participate in this conversation by sending your questions via PigeonHole during the LIVE streaming.
Today, an estimated 82,000 people in Singapore are diagnosed with dementia and this number is expected to rise beyond 100,000 by 2030 – this makes the issue of dementia-care ever more pertinent to you and me. While current efforts toward “Dementia-friendly Singapore” are heartening (as evident from the attempts at creating dementia-friendly communities and the introduction of assisted-living apartments), one might argue that Singapore’s progress still severely lag behind many developed nations. How much more can we expand and contribute to this vision?
As part of the panel discussion, we invite you to explore ways where you can contribute to this vision - both at the individual and community level. We will also explore the economic, political and social challenges Singapore faces in its pursuit of a dementia-inclusive society.
Melissa Quek | Head, School of Dance & Theatre, LASALLE College of the Arts
Associate Professor Philip Yap | Senior Consultant, Department of Geriatric Medicine, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital
Emily Ong | Advocate / Volunteer Trainer living with Mild Cognitive Impairment & Young Onset Dementia
Christina Quah | Care Professional, Homage
See Yen Theng | Director, Agency for Integrated Care, Caregiving and Community Mental Health Divison