Sun, 16 Dec


The Arts House

Poets on Permits (24 min)

(dir Upneet Kaur-Nagpal, 2017, Singapore, G)

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Poets on Permits (24 min)

Time & Location

16 Dec 2018, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The Arts House, 1 Old Parliament Ln, Singapore 179429

About the Event

'Poets on Permits' is a documentary on migrant workers in Singapore, and their poetry. Read between their lines. Five captivating people from Bangladesh, Philippines, India, China and Indonesia, share their personal stories and views on the local migrant worker life. The documentary features their poetic talent, and hopes to bring us closer as a society - realising that at the end of the day, we all have common goals - of home, love and happiness.

Director Bio: Upneet Kaur-Nagpal is a Singaporean filmmaker who thrives on the buzz of new experiences. Since 2004, Upneet has led projects, across television, film and documentary, as well as transmedia projects worldwide. Equipped with the desire to refresh tired perspectives, her documentaries find themselves amidst diverse communities - from Romany gypsies to homeless walking guides in London as well as poet migrant workers and the Sikh diaspora in Singapore. 'Poets on Permits' captures the talents and struggles the migrant workers in Singapore - in their own words.

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