The past and present converge at Singapore's Haw Par Villa - an 80-year old Chinese theme park where hundreds of colourful statues convey poignant myths and morals. After a 7-decade tenure as its head artisan, Mr. TEO Veoh Seng is now retiring and passing his tools and paintbrushes to two Mainland Chinese nearly half his age. Will they be able to pick up a lifetime of skills in a matter of months? As craftsmanship and life lessons are imparted to the next generation, the dramatic history of Haw Par Villa serves as a metaphor for a country transitioning from its analogue past to a digital future.
Craig McTurk, Chris Twyford
Chinese Dialect, Mandarin, English
4K / 2K DCP
Teo Veoh Seng, Chen Jin Long, Zhang Hua Bing, Dolly Lim, Adeline Teo
Latent Image Productions