16 August 2008
Past & Coming Screenings
- July 27, 2014, 4pm, “, National Museum of Singapore. Panel Discussion after screening with film-maker & volunteers in film.
- March 13, 2013, Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital, Washington DC, USA
- 19 Sept 2009, Sat 330pm, International Social Action Film Festival, Sinema (Singapore)
- FRIDAY 27 FEBRUARY 2009, 7:30PM / SINGAPORE ART MUSEUM – GLASS HALL. “ 3rd Singapore Indie Doc Fest” FRINGE PROGRAMME.
- 1 – 5 Dec 2008, “Guangzhou International Documentary Film Festival, China” in COMPETITION “Earth, Our Home”
- 19 July 2008, 5pm, Rock Eco-Solutions Festival (Singapore).
- 28 Oct ’07, (Toronto, Canada) – “Planet in Focus” International Environmental Film & Video Festival. WINNER of the “Mark Haslam Award”– gives voice to individuals,communities or struggles that are under-represented in the media and demonstrates the power to inspire reflection & positive action towards the social & ecological health of the planet.
- 10 Sep ’07 (Cathay Picturehouse, Singapore)- Closing Film at “Asian Film Symposium
- 22 Apr ’07 – “Earth Day” at Singapore Botanic Gardens
- 13 Mar 07 – Wildlife Asia Film Festival ’07
DVD OFFICIAL LAUNCH 16 Aug 2008 :
“Mark Haslam Award”– Planet in Focus” International Environmental Film & Video Festival ’07
Chek Jawa, an inter-tidal area encompassing six ecosystems within one square kilometer, on Pulau (=island) Ubin in Singapore, was discovered by local conservationists only in January 2001.
Since the discovery, her amazingly rich marine biodiversity drew thousands of visitors, both young and old, to revel in the beauty of her shores. Unfortunately, this magnificent shore had an expiration date.
The tiny nation-state of Singapore has always struggled with land scarcity issues. A decade earlier, the Singapore Government had approved plans to carry out land reclamation at Pulau Ubin. With land reclamation now just months away, the shoreline of Chek Jawa was about to suffer its fate. Most Singaporeans were resigned to the thought that it would be impossible to reverse the Government’s decision.
However, several groups of passionate volunteers refused to give up on this precious slice of nature. They documented, publicised, educated and provided feedback to government.
This film tells the story of one of these groups, a special group of individuals who came together from all walks of life, who followed their hearts to make a difference against the odds.
47 minutes, shot on DV Camera, screening on DV • In English, with English & Mandarin subtitles • Directed & Produced by Eric Youwei Lin • Rated PG