Started in 2009, Pink Dot stands for a Singapore in which all Singaporeans, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity, are free to love and be loved. Each year, in support for the freedom to love, the public is called to gather and form a human pink dot at Hong Lim Park.
Since Pink Dot’s inception, The Puttnam School of Film’s alumni Boo Junfeng and He Shuming have been actively involved with the making of its campaign videos. Last year’s video, also supported by The Puttnam School of Film, has since received more than 300,000 views on YouTube.
This year’s video, “Someday”, aims to raise public awareness on serious issues such as discrimination and social stigma experienced by LGBT people in Singapore. Producer of Pink Dot’s campaign videos, He Shuming adds that there is an important message in Pink Dot, which is encouraging people to be inclusive and to be free of prejudice. The videos aim to reflect the realities of society today and we hope that people watching them would share and spread the message across to their families and friends. ”Someday” (which can be viewed below), was shot over three days in April and crewed by student volunteers from Levels 1 and 2 from the film school.
Indeed, the call for someday is certainly not utopian; it is the basic tenets of human rights and fundamental freedom of a democratic society. And, bravo Junfeng and Shuming in your passionate involvements and PSOF’s students who participated in making “Someday” possible! In the words of Martin Luther King Jr., “Almost always, the creative dedicated minority has made the world better”. We continue to be proud and supportive in your continuos endeavours of social causes!
So, don’t just wait for someday to be realised – be part of an inclusive society by showing you care at this year’s first night Pink Dot which will be held on the evening of 30 June at Hong Lim Park.
For more information on Pink Dot, visit http://pinkdot.sg and support the freedom to love by liking its FB page http://www.facebook.com/pinkdotsg