8-13 December 2017
A Yellow Bird(Singapore)
Siva, a Singaporean Indian man, is released after spending years in prison for contraband smuggling.
Banana Pancakes and the Children of Sticky Rice(Laos)
When a group of backpackers visits a small village in remote northern Laos in search of a traditional experience, the inhabitants of the village discover the attractions of the West.
Set in the early 1990s—a critical period in Malaysian Indian history—this story subtly underlines the plight of the Malaysian Indian.
City of Jade(Myanmar)
Years after abandoning his family in search of the mythical "City of Jade,” director Midi Z’s brother is released from Mandalay prison.
Bora, an 18-year-old, leaves his village to work on the construction sites of Diamond Island.
Phong grew up the youngest of six children in a small town in the center of Vietnam. From the time he was a young boy, Phong felt like he was a girl in a boy’s body.
Ma’ Rosa has four children. She owns a small convenience store in a poor neighborhood of Manila where everybody likes her.
Question of Faith(Indonesia)
This film explores Indonesia’s religious pluralism, a characteristic of the nation that can often result in conflict between people of different religious beliefs.
Y/Our Music immerses itself in Thai musical expression, from traditional music to labor songs, from classical pop to urban indie, spanning generations and locales.