Screening of The Work | Happiness Film Festival 2019
Director: Jairus McLeary
2017 | Documentary | USA | 87 mins | English | NC-16 (Coarse Language)
Set inside a single room in Folsom Prison, THE WORK follows three men from the outside as they participate in a four-day group therapy retreat with level-four convicts. The raw and revealing process that the incarcerated men undertake exceeds the expectations of the free men, ripping them out of their comfort zones and forcing them to see themselves and the prisoners in unexpected ways.
THE WORK offers a powerful and rare look past the cinder block walls, steel doors and the dehumanising tropes in our culture to reveal a movement of change and redemption that transcends what we think of as rehabilitation.
Winner - Documentary Award Winner, Sheffield International Documentary Festival
Winner - Documentary Feature Grand Jury Award, SXSW 2017
Official Selection - Melbourne International Film Festival 2017
Winner - Best Documentary Feature Audience Choice Award, Chicago International Film Festival
Winner - Documentary Feature Audience Award, American Film Festival
Nominated - Best Documentary, Gotham Independent Film Award
Many of us accumulate baggage in ourselves as we proceed on in life. The post-screening dialogue explores how inmates could be free while those outside the bars could be imprisoned. It looks at the transformation process when one can transcend our personal baggage.
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Founder, Asian Center for Applied Positive Psychology
Former Drug Counsellor & Programme Evaluator, Singapore Prisons Service
The Happiness Film Festival will be the world’s first to be held in Singapore. We hope to raise greater awareness on happiness and well-being through films and post-film dialogue sessions.
The Happiness Film Festival is organised by Happiness Initiative, a social enterprise dedicated to promoting happiness and well-being.
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2:00 PM - 4:30 PM SGT
Early Bird Tickets SOLD OUT $12.00 General Admission SOLD OUT $15.00 Ticket Bundle (3 Different Films) SOLD OUT $36.00 THE WORK & MINIMALISM Bundle SOLD OUT $25.00
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- 6001 Beach Road, #05-00, Golden Mile Tower Singapore
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