Invitation to the Public Screening FLOODING IN THE TIME OF DROUGHT

In the framework of the project 'SMART CITY: THE NEXT GENERATION' and the ANCB Workshop „Overflowing Potential - The Urban Water Challenge“

Public Screening:
Friday, 14 June 2013, 6pm to 10.30pm

Location: ANCB, Christinenstr. 18-19, 10119 Berlin

To bring the APW cultural programme to a close, Aedes East NPO, together with Asian Hot Shots Berlin and Intimate Moments, will be hosting the film session with:


DROUGHT - 92 min | Colour | with English subtitles
Languages: Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Tagalog, Mandarin, German

FLOOD - 92 min | Colour | with English subtitles
Languages: Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Thai, Indonesian, Malay, Hokkien
Country of production: Singapore, Malaysia

Ulla Giesler, Curator, Aedes

Moderated by:
Teena Lange, Asian Hot Shots Berlin

Participation is free.


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What if suddenly the water supply runs dry in Singapore? This fusion of documentary and fiction narrative depicts the lives of foreign migrants as an impending water crisis begins to seep into their lives. With water, or the lack of it, becoming the central motif, this two-part feature length film takes us on a journey across 8 interweaved stories and 10 languages, as the protagonists, consisting of nonprofessional actors, grapple with this hopefully temporary discomfort, amidst their dalliance with human foibles, and their fantasies of everlasting loves and broken romances. This aberration is a memento mori as the narratives grazed across the vague impressions of the racial tensions lingering past the 1997 riots in Indonesia, World War II, ritual beliefs, and ethnic discrimination in Southeast Asia, which has been ingrained over generations and transported along with the migrant communities. Nonetheless, amidst the sporadic ventures into death and violence, sexual relations and sexualities, these are the lines of division that bind us to each other, in one way or another, as people survive through their crises.

The Smart City project is made possible with the generous support of:


Diese Ausstellung wurde ermöglicht mit der großzügigen Unterstützung von: