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Message films reach out with a moving story

Message films are being reshaped into stories to touch hearts

Published on Apr 23, 2014 8:50 PM

Cancer. Dementia. Death and dying.

These topics, shunned in daily conversation, are being brought to life on the screen by a handful of Singapore filmmakers.

Message films - once associated with dull educational works or propaganda - are being reshaped into stories to touch hearts and, perhaps, alter how you live your life.

In the suspenseful feature-length drama 3.50, now showing at The Arts House, a documentarymaker played by Singapore actress Eunice Olsen dives into the world of sex slavery in Cambodia. Recipe, shown on Channel 8 last year, features Zoe Tay as a chef trying to juggle a career while caring for a mother losing her mind to dementia.

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