Benny Lim Quah Chiang, Candice Neo Jia Ying, Trinh Hoang Ly & Xu Yuan Duan
Ms Lau Joon-Nie
Growing Up with Less explores the hidden side of cosmopolitan richest-country-inthe-
world Singapore where the government-built apartment complexes are littered
with trash and used sanitary pads and your neighbour next door could be a drug
addict. The documentary focuses on the plight of children from low-income families
where parents struggle to make ends meet, leaving their children unsupervised,
often hungry for food and affection and extremely vulnerable to bad influences.
Through the observing eyes of the cameras, the many facets of their lives and the
accompanying dramas that rolled over from the adults’ lives are exposed, showing
just how vulnerable the children are and how much they need a guiding hand to
bring them out of the poverty cycle.
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