Free community film screenings spotlighting uplifting narratives of Persons with Intellectual Disability to be held on Sep 3 and 10

Seats to the film screenings are first-come-first-serve.

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Published: 23 August 2023, 6:12 PM

Members of the public can enjoy free movie screenings at Wisma Geylang Serai on Sep 3 and Tzu Chi Humanistic Youth Centre on Sep 10.

The movie screenings are part of the MINDS Film Festival (MFF), which is organised by MINDS and Singapore Film Society.

The festival aims to promote greater awareness, understanding and advocacy of intellectual disabilities within the local community. It also hopes to “encourage meaningful interactions between people with intellectual disabilities and the general public”.

Each session will screen two films – Inseparable Bros and The Reason I Jump.

Inseparable Bros is a 2019 Korean comedy film starring Shin Ha-kyu, Lee Kwang-soo and Esom. It tells the story of two brothers and their lives thus far living in an assisted living facility with other disabled people. After the pastor taking care of the facility passes away, they attempt to keep the place from shutting down while running into personal problems of their own.

The Reason I Jump is a 2022 documentary dubbed in Japanese and English. Based on the best-selling book of the same name by Naoki Higashida, the film explores medical concepts like neurodiversity and autism in “an immersive cinematic” way. Passages of Higashida’s writing are narrated while the film dives into his perception of the world and himself as a non-speaking autistic person.

The two community screening sessions will be held from 2pm to 6.30pm on both days. Seats are available at a first-come-first-serve basis.

Wisma Geylang Serai is located at 1 Engku Aman Turn, Persada Budaya, Ground Level 1.

Tzu Chi Humanistic Youth Centre is located at 30A Yishun Central 1, The Great Hall, Ground Level 1.

Further details about MFF can be found on its website.

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