Promise – The Bukit Ho Swee Story

2015-12-19T10:42:18+00:00

As told by James Seah, survivor of the 1961 Bukit Ho Swee Fire Wikipedia describes it as "comparable to the London Fire" (though smaller in size)... 16,000 people lost their homes... A nation is built on PROMISES. kept. The story is a tribute to Mr Lee Kuan Yew, first Prime Minister of Singapore and all those who sacrificed to make Singapore what she is today. Commissioned by the Kreta Ayer-Kim Seng Citizens' Consultative Committee First screened at the Havelock View Community Party cum Tree Planting Day on 4 November 2012. Guest of Honour: Mr Lee Kuan Yew. Created by Angeline Koh

A Doctor In Mordor by Vikki delos Reyes

2015-02-04T13:37:24+00:00

...I'm a public health specialist in applied epidemiology, outbreak investigation and disease survilleance health programmes evaluation... a what? Dr. Vikki delos Reyes, a public health specialist explains just what she does. Digital Storytelling Workshop Manila, 16-18 October 2009.

When I Wept With Ester by Diane Manubay

2018-03-30T21:47:14+00:00

Diane and her husband Willy work with the urban poor in Antipolo, Philippines. Her story tells of her friendship with a mother who lost her two children when Typhoon Ketsana (Ondoy) hit Manila in September 2009. Diane's first draft was written like a cold hard report... well, like a journalist. I asked her to tell the story through her eyes... what she saw, how she felt. When she allowed herself to feel, the story just came together. She shared her digital story with her friends including those in developed countries. They quickly sent financial help so the family could rebuild their home and lives. Diane did not share the story to ask for support. She just wanted to share what she was doing with her friends. Another unexpected outcome of  creating and sharing her digital story was when people began inviting her to share about her work among the poor. Diane doesn't feel comfortable with computers but she went on to create her second story. We are honoured to work with many, like Diane, who have zero or very little movie making skills to produce something that so authentic, moving and useful. 16-18 October 2009 Manila, Philippines.