Religious Procession is a documentary film that looks at public religious processions undertaken by two major religious groups in Singapore, Hinduism and Taoism. The project aims to explore their use of public space, and the harmonious and differing elements of the rituals they practice. By extension, the project hopes to interrogate various aspects of perceptions and the practice of religion, and art-making, including notions of religious harmony, prescribed or otherwise, and the gaze of the documentarian.
Shot over the period of 2 years, the 16-minute two channels film compares trance, acts of penance and rituals. Weaving between histories and contrasting understandings of religious processions, the film throws a question at the audience: How do we build religious harmony in increasingly fragmented societies?
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Singapore Shorts '19, Asian Film Archive, Singapore (World Premiere)