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Singapore gallery Objectifs takes a hard look at human consumption in its upcoming film series

The issue involves you and me, and the entire human race. 

By Tay Shi Ting | Feb 17, 2017

  • Singapore gallery Objectifs takes a hard look at human consumption in its upcoming film series
    Safari. Photo credit: Ulrich Seidl
  • Singapore gallery Objectifs takes a hard look at human consumption in its upcoming film series
    Photo credit: Vlad Sokhin
  • Singapore gallery Objectifs takes a hard look at human consumption in its upcoming film series
    City of Jade. Photo credit: Midi Z
  • Singapore gallery Objectifs takes a hard look at human consumption in its upcoming film series
    Photo credit: Arati Kumar Rao
  • Singapore gallery Objectifs takes a hard look at human consumption in its upcoming film series
    Photo credit: James Whitlow Delano
  • Singapore gallery Objectifs takes a hard look at human consumption in its upcoming film series
    Photo credit: Matilde Gattoni

Housed in a pretty yellow heritage building on Middle Road, Objectifs gallery is one of our favorite places in town for thought-provoking and intimate film screenings and series, Women in Film and Women in Photography among the most notable. In March, they're bringing back last year's Stories That Matter series, this time with the theme Conspicuous Consumption. Over nine days, there will be screenings, talks and workshops investigating societal and cultural issues surrounding human consumption and its catastrophic effects. 

Among the selection of five films (some of which are having their Singapore are) is the cringe-inducing and chilling Bugs, which explores edible insects as our possible food source in an overpopulated future. Equally disturbing is Safari which follows a group of wealthy tourists hunting animals for sport. Among non-screening programs, there will be a talk by Arati Kumar-Rao, environmental photojournalist and contributor to an Instagram account on climate change (@everydayclimatechange), about her experiences and long-term approach uncovering stories neglected in the mainstream media. If you are a photographer interested in learning how to tell visual stories of social issues, she will also conduct a masterclass for $300. An exhibition will showcase the photographs taken by photographers from six continents on the Instagram account Everydayclimatechange founded by veteran social issues photographer James Whitlow Delano, highlighting signs of climate changes and possible solutions.

The event runs from Mar 16-25. Refer here for prices.

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