Just like to share a piece of good news with you all! "Remember Chek Jawa" won “The Mark Haslam Award” at
Planet in Focus International Environmental Film Festival. Congratulations to all who have helped to make this film possible.
About “The Mark Haslam Award” (quote): Selected from amongst many excellent films, the award is for the film that gives voice to individuals, communities or struggles that are under-represented in the media and made by a filmmaker who is a member/participant in that community, struggle or story. The selected work demonstrates the power to inspire reflection & positive action towards the social & ecological health of the planet.
I'm really pleased to report that the Canadian and international audiences I spoke to find the film an eye-opener. The wildlife in Chek Jawa is intriguing to many while the "peaceful protest" is a refreshing approach to them. As this is an environmental film festival, you can aspect that it's filled with films whereby activists are raising banners and shouting in the streets. The jury told me personally that the way the inexperienced but passionate individuals and community come together to make the survey happened made the deepest impression in them. And everyone loves the poster/postcard kindly designed by Jann Chong :)
I am looking forward at organising more screenings when i get back to Singapore.