Our Better World

  1. Beyond the Border, Behind the Men is a project concerned with expanding the narrative of migrant workers in Singapore.

    There are approximately over 110 000 Bangladeshi workers in Singapore, most of them in the construction line.

    In July 2012, Joses Kuan, Bernice Wong and me went to Bangladesh to collect the stories of our migrant worker friends. We wanted to delve deeper than what we perceived on the streets, so we headed to their homes to find out more.

    The film gives us a brief peek about 3 of these Bangladeshi men.

    Here are three of their stories:

    Jahangir, lover
    Saifu, son and brother
    Golam, father

    This film is a letter to the men and their families who opened their hearts and homes to us.

    A short film by Ng Yiqin
    Produced by Bernice Wong and Joses Kuan
    Music by Johnny Ripper

    This film was made with the support of OurBetterWorld, Singapore International Foundation and Pocket Rocket, National Arts Council of Singapore.

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