Joanne Loy

Class of 2017

Final Year Project(s)

When The Kids Come Out To Play at NTU ADM Portfolio

“When the kids come out to play” is a documentary exploring the traditional childhood games and the simplicity of the children from yesterday in Village Takpala and Takelelang in Pulau Alor, Indonesia.

  Through the collection of interviews from 2 different generations of villagers, we discover the differences and similarities of the children then and now and how technology and social media are slowly and steadily changing their ways, influencing them away from the traditional ways of playing.

  We are very grateful to Dr. Frantisek Kratochvil, Assistant Professor of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences (Nanyang Technological University), for giving us the opportunity to join him and his team to Pulau Alor.

  To make this documentary, we spent 2 weeks with the villagers. We were very fortunate to have been given the opportunity to film in a local primary/kindergarten school, join them in their annual traditional legolego dance under the full moon and participate in the exchange of knowledge.
  My group members had consisted of 2 other ADM Film students, Chew Jia Hui (U143060K) and Phoebe Zoe Ho (U1430645G), and a local Chinese Indonesian, David Setiwan, who is fluent in both Bahasa and English.

  An ADM graduate, Rachel Siao, who has directed the remarkable documentary: “Children of Monmot” in the same location for her final year project in 2015, was also there and she had provided great help for us in the information sourcing both before and during the shoot.

Johnny at NTU ADM Portfolio

 “Johnny” starts off featuring a young man named Johnny who woke up in his room, surrounded by his family members (Jennifer, Johnny and Dad). Covered in bandages and bruises, Johnny struggles to get up and appeared to be suffering from a short term amnesia. He learned from his sister, Jennifer, that he had been in a coma for days after being involved in a brutal car accident.

 Even though Johnny was steadily recovering, he could only move around the house in a wheelchair. Jennifer, as a protective big sister, took special care of her brother and seldom allowed him to move around unsupervised. Confined and oppressed, Johnny started growing suspicious about the people in the household and the information he had been fed with.     

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