Stories That Matter: Image Makers: Tay Kay Chin and Reach For the SKY


Stories That Matter features documentaries, essays, and narratives that look into the societal and cultural aspects of our world. Sometimes critical, sometimes tongue-in-cheek, sometimes heartbreaking - these stories may be personal, but the themes and impact are often universal.

From environmental crises to personal stories, this lineup of documentary and fiction films gives insight into the meta and micro narratives that impact our lives. Featuring an international selection of short and feature films from countries such as Iran, The Philippines, the United States, and Singapore.

All screenings are held at the Objectifs Chapel Gallery. Go to http://www.objectifs.com.sg/storiesthatmatter2016/ 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

Image Makers: Tay Kay Chin by Chen-Hsi Wong / Singapore / 14 min / PG

Learn about the craft and process of documentary photographer Tay Kay Chin in a documentary directed by Chen-Hsi Wong

Reach for the SKY by Steven Dhoedt and Choi Wooyoung / South Korea / 90 min / PG

Every year, on the 2nd Thursday of November, the entire country of South-Korea is put to the test. That day, more than half a million senior high school students take part in the National University Exam, better known as Suneung.

‘Reach for the SKY’ tells the story of several South-Korean high school students, their families and teachers, as they prepare for the annual National Exam. The exam will not only determine where the high school seniors will attend university but ultimately also their status in the Korean hierarchical society.

Bio of Steven Dhoedt

Steven Dhoedt is a Belgian filmmaker, producer and cinematographer. He studied lm at the RITCS School of Arts in Brussels and graduated as a Master in Audiovisual Arts.After his studies he moved to Hong Kong, where he lived and worked for several years, gaining experience as a freelance producer and director. In 2003 he founded VISUALANTICS, a Brussels based independent production house, focusing on creative documentaries, ction lms and new media projects.

His films have screened on numerous lm festivals all over the world and have been broadcasted on TV in over 30 countries. His work often deals with contemporary issues and subcultures, such as ‘INSIDE THE METAVERSE’ (2009), a journey through online virtual worlds or ‘STATE OF PLAY’ (2013), an intimate portrait of several South-Korean professional video gamers.

Bio of Choi Wooyoung

Wooyoung Choi is a freelancer director and a member of Indie PD in Korea.
He has worked on more than 15 major television productions in Korea made for, sold to, Korean major broadcasters including KBS, MBC, EBS and TVN.
He directed his first 60-minute documentary, ‘Soul performance Gut’, supported by KBI in 2007. In the process, he is named one of the prolific directors in television documentary. Recent highlights include the documentary series, ‘Report in Samdong Elementary School for one hundred-eighty days (EBS)’, which suggest the interactive learning and observe students’ attitude for six months.

With Crossing Borders in 2010, he directs his first international documentary, ‘Here Comes Uncle Joe’.

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Wed Mar 9, 2016
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM SGT
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Objectifs Chapel Gallery
9 Mar, Wed, 730pm / Image Makers: Tay Kay Chin and Reach For The SKY

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