Asian Cinema Fund 2018
- Script Development Fund
- Production Support Fund
- Post-Production Fund
- Asian Network of Documentary(AND) Fund
- ACF Showcase
- AND Programs
2012 Asian Network of Documentary (AND) Fund
In the area of Shinyeonlee in South Korea, people work next to the river on the border. Chinese, Indian, and Malay fishermen are fishing on the sea border in between Malaysia and Singapore. Ichan, who is a sailor in Indonesia tells us his story about the people that he transports from Indonesia to Singapore. In Singapore, foreign workers go to Malaysia to renew their employment passes. On the way back they remembered their relative who is working in Korea. Peter in Korea tells us stories about his travels and his life faraway from the family. After hearing various stories of the people who spend a lot of time near the borders, we question: how much do these people have in common even if they live in different places, and share different individual histories? Through the stories and lives of these people, a rigid structure like border becomes softer and liquid.
Three of us kept meeting in various festivals. We started thinking about possible topics and what we can do to facilitate the collaboration in between different countries where we live: South Korea, Singapore and Indonesia. After awhile we came up with the idea of using video letters that we will be sending to each other, and that way create a flowing narrative. We are interested to explore how our story will change based on the collective storytelling method we will use. By doing this film collaboratively we will not only discuss and showcase the topic of Fluid Boundaries and life surrounding those, but also in its process we will aim for creating a fluid interaction between ourselves. We hope this will reflect the way we interact across the borders.