ONE ROOM FLAT

 

One-Room Flat (2008) is a 12-minute documentary about 80-year-old Mdm Sin Yoke Kiew and 55-year-old Angie Chan, two residents living in one-room flats. Formerly a Samsui woman, Mdm Sin shares her life story and friendship with Angie Chan,
a Singaporean Permanent Resident from Thailand.

 

This film touches on how they manage to lead a simple, happy life despite having to battle the fate of living in one-room flats.

A group forgotten by many in the Singapore society, residents of one-room flats often have to scrimp and save just to have enough for their day-to-day survival. It is truly a case of “making every single cent count”. Despite living simple lives with the limited finance, they still manage to lead happy, contented lives.

 

Mdm Sin Yoke Kiew and Mdm Chan Xue Mei both passed away peacefully in 2010.

 

Awards

First Prize, Singapore Management University Film Festival, 2009
Silver Medal, Cinematography, Crowbar Awards, 2009 

Silver Medal, Editing. Crowbar Awards 2009 

Silver Medal, Directing, Crowbar Awards 2009 

 

Running Time: 12 Mins

Language: Cantonese
Subtitles: English

 

Credits

Director: Zhang Jia Hao

Director of Photography: Yeo Kai Wen

Producer: Peggy Tan

Editor: He Ruiming

Translator: Andy Yeo & Melody Lio

© Yeo Kai Wen 2014. All Rights Reserved.