Watch Local: Sunat & Banting by Raihan Halim


Watch Local is back! This year, we will screen the first short and feature films from an eclectic selection of Singapore filmmakers such as Boo Junfeng, Wee Li Lin and Liao Jiekai. Each night will focus on a different director, giving a uniques perspective on each one's creative journey from their first short film to their first feature film. Post-screening discussions will accompany some of these sessions, allowing the audience insight into how these filmmakers have grown in their craft. From comedy to horror to drama, there's something for everyone!

All screenings are held at the Objectifs Chapel Gallery. Go to http://www.objectifs.com.sg/watchlocal2016/ for more information about the programme.

Screenings are free but pre-registration is required. Entry by donation.

Objectifs is a partner of ‘Watch Local’, an initiative under the Singapore Film Commission.

Programme Schedule

Raihan Halim / 23 February / 730pm

First Short: Sunat / 2009
Singapore. The early nineties. A young malay boy is forced to go through Sunat (circumcision) in order to become a man.

First Feature: Banting / 2014
Raised in a strict household, Yasmin finds her passion when she begins to secretly take professional wrestling lessons. But when her secret threatens to be revealed, Yasmin will have to clothesline, pile-drive and slam her way through to keep her dream going and realise what she’s really meant to do in life!

Bio of Raihan Halim

M. Raihan Halim’s career in television began after winning two Golden Pen Awards at the MDA: National Scriptwriting Competition in the years 2005 and 2007. He’s the only local writer/director whose television works transcends cultural lines and are featured in all four main channels in the country. Best known for his award-winning television dramas, his telemovie Yazid Wears Diapers(2008) garnered the Best Special Drama award in a local television award show and Big Time In Little Street was nominated in 2010 Asian Television Awards. His first feature film, Banting was released in 2014.

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Tue Feb 23, 2016
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM SGT
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Objectifs Chapel Gallery
23 Feb, Tues, 730pm / Raihan Halim
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155 Middle Road Singapore