The Endeavours Documentary Film Festival returns

The Endeavours Documentary Film Festival returns

No mean feat

Text: Varsha Sivaram

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Expect to find only the best local and international documentaries

If you've ever been intrigued by Edward Snowden's exposés, or have wanted to know more about the concentration camps in Nazi-era Germany, the line-up at this year's Endeavours Documentary Film Festival is for you.

On The Rim Of The Sky

Featuring films from Oscar-winners to local productions, the festival's aim is in its name — it recognizes people's endeavours and highlights them through film.


A major highlight of the festival is CitizenFour, the 2015 Oscar Winner for Best Documentary Feature. Screening in Singapore for the first time, director Laura Poitras and Glenn Greenwald documented their meetings with Edward Snowden. Snowden's handling of classified documents, revealing the National Security Agency's (NSA) illegal privacy invasions, is thrilling down to the second.

Other homegrown features that have just as much punch include The Invisible Migrant, a documentary that aims to bridge the gap between locals and migrant workers by telling the latter's stories.

The festival will take place from 13 to 17 May at The Projector and The Arts House. More details can be found at the venues' official websites.