Without realizing it, 10 weeks have come and gone since we first launched the Unseen/Unsaid series. The journey has been eventful, and most importantly, personally fulfilling for us as storytellers on a mission. This is our modest attempt to freeze a slice of home as we know it now, before it once again becomes merely a memory, as it often quickly does in land scarce Singapore.
We hope you have enjoyed the journey with us. If you have stories to tell, memories to share about the people and places we’ve covered in the series, we would like to hear them and share them too.
For now, we’ll be continuing our search for stories in the lesser known fabrics of community life in Singapore. We are always looking for ideas, and more importantly, contributors who want to take this journey with us.
Enjoy the last episode. We’ll see you soon.
The Unseen/Unsaid 10-part mini series
Episode 10. Horseman
Derek Foo, Elizabeth (Lizzy) Lee, Lim Song Lip and Jeremy Tan, 2011, 3 minutes, Rating TBA
Most Singaporeans are familiar with the honking and shouting of their neighbourhood Karung Guni men as they make their rounds, collecting the unwanted and the abandoned. This story takes from the perspective of one particular Karung Guni trolley, who sees itself as its master’s horse; riding through the neighbourhood and collecting the souls of the forgotten.
Using narratives from everyday Singaporeans to personify forgotten trades and places, Unseen/Unsaid allow viewers a glimpse into the personal struggles of individual Singaporeans whose stories draw a parallel with the surrounding places and landscapes. The 10-part series is born out of a desire to preserve the fragments of Singapore’s past that is rapidly being replaced by new developments.
One new episode will be released from 29 June, 2011, every Wednesday, 11.00AM on rediscover.sg till the week of 31 August, 2011. ‘Horseman’ is the last episode in this 10-part mini series.
The Unseen/Unsaid Paper Toys Collection
As a tie-in with our Unseen/Unsaid series, Lizzy and Jeremy of the RediscoverSG crew have spent the past few months designing a set of five paper toys related to the people/places featured in our webisodes.
These DIY paper toys are retailing at $20 for a set of 5. 100% of the proceeds from the first 500 sets sold will go to the MILK (Mainly I Love Kids) fund to support children from disadvantaged backgrounds.
If you’ll like to buy a set, head over to our shop. Toys are sold while stocks last. We ship both locally and internationally.