Perspectives is a disability-led short docudrama of a series of three monologues set against a harmony of sounds which is directed by Peggy Ferroa and Michael Chua.
The film features Lim Lee Lee, Stephanie Esther Fam, Victor Tan and each of their stories about their experiences living with disability. It also showcases the members of the Harmony Community Choir.
When Paths Cross by Lim Lee Lee • A blind woman crosses paths – and canes – with an angry man. Should she flee or fight, or can she do more for others?
A Chair Is Still A Chair by Stephanie Esther Fam • What happens when a woman is given a new wheelchair but doesn’t quite connect with it?
Wired On Art by Victor Tan • Visual artist, Victor Tan, has exhibited all over the world but finds home in a little art studio off Telok Kurau. He shares his thoughts on how sculpting with wire helps him re-examine relationships people have with each other.
In collaboration with Harmony Community Choir • Perspectives is set against a sonic backdrop composed and performed by members of Harmony Community Choir which primarily comprises youth choral singers with different learning disabilities.
Perspectives provides a refreshing outlook on disabilities and disability arts, and hopes to maximise its reach not only within Singapore, but worldwide as well. It displays that the core of our human experiences and emotions remains the same despite our intellectual and physical differences.
The short film was previously premiered on 25 March 2021 and simultaneously live streamed for roughly 80 other viewers internationally.
Perspectives is dedicated to the global disabled community who have faced these challenging times with resilience, courage and grace.
For more information about Perspectives, please visit the Perspectives Film website here.