"There can be no keener revelation
of a society's soul
than the way in which it treats its children."
*Original Music & Lyrics from short film: Containment.
Nelson Mandela Play/Pause
June 2016 to June 2017
A SHORT FILMS PROJECT
3 Original Short Films...
12 Months in the Making...
Hot Off The Press! a media literacy project which culminated in 3 short films all written, directed, performed, designed & promoted by over 50 young people between the ages of 6 and 20 years, with cinematography and editing by a team of youth professionals 21 to 35 years of age.
A year in the making! Inspired by local & international news stories these films are a brave and creative response by young people to the challenges the world is currently facing. Through an array of rich metaphors the films speak to the themes of xenophobia, mental illness, and cyber-bullying. Guest facilitators and professional filmmakers, journalists, musicians, designers, & actors guided us throughout the process.
Most importantly, we were given an opportunity to be proactive & to contribute to society by doing something creative & trans-formative about the state of our world.
Watch our final films by clicking on the individual posters here!
Posters illustrations by Suba - SG Creations' artist & former Young Advisory Board Member.
Inspiration For The HOP Project
"We live in turbulent and uncertain times. World events continue to instil fear and loathing around the world. The HOP project originated from some of our participants' reactions to the news coverage on the bombings in France in December 2015. It became evident how quickly opinions surfaced without much investigation. Tragic events often render extreme opinions! These opinions speak volumes about one's character, beliefs, sense of justice and ethics. Kids often feel helpless as to what impact they can have on the big issues. We initiated the HOP project to encourage debate and discovery on how the news shapes us.
Over 50 courageous, dedicated young people between the ages of 6 and 20 years, from all different backgrounds in Singapore, braved the many hours of discussing, debating, sharing, improvising, researching, ideating, writing, planning, questioning, composing, designing, directing, rehearsing, performing, editing and promoting their original films.
Their creative works speaks to the horrors and injustices they hear & see every day in the news' headlines. They used their minds, their imaginations, their integrity and their unbridled hope in writing these stories contributing in every aspect of the film-making process. HOP is their contribution towards making a better world!"
Excerpt from programme note by Artistic Director, Clare Schapiro
to our kind Partners, Sponsors, Donors & Special Guest Artists
who were present on the 8th June launch!