Sat, 15 Dec|
The Arts House
Aku Mau Skola (20 mins)
(dir. Putri Purnama, 2018, Malaysia, Rating to be advised)
Time & Location
15 Dec 2018, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Arts House, 1 Old Parliament Ln, Singapore 179429
About the Event
In a baking hot shack with a leaky roof, over 70 stateless children squeeze in daily to study under the guidance of their teacher, Rujiah Sami. Rujiah founded a school four years ago to provide basic education to those living in her community. Her determination is mirrored by some of her students who have to go beyond normal lengths to attain basic reading and writing skills with the hope of a better future. Aku Mau Skola reveals how stateless and marginalised children in Sabah have an incredible desire to pursue learning.
Director's Bio: Putri Purnama Sugua is a passionate filmmaker from the 'Land Below the Wind', Sabah, Malaysia. After completing her undergraduate studies in Film and Animation , she pursued her career in the film industry by freelancing. While freelancing, she established her own production company named DREAM TO FLY. Under her production banner, she directed a few commercial webfilms for a government organisation. Growing up in an underprivileged area made her to to be the filmmaker she is today. She wants to be the voice of the marginalized struggling and powerless people through her film. She’s currently developing the story of her first feature film entitled 'Rumah Tidak Bertanah' (A House without Land). It is a story about the struggles of stateless child who, due unfortunate circumstances, had been separated from his family.