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3 Cents A Kilo (2022)

Short, Documentary 24m

The economic policies responsible for Singapore’s rapid development came with a cost: letting in unprecedented numbers of semi-skilled labourers severely depressed wages for Singapore’s working class for 20 years. Today increasing numbers of blue collar workers retire in the most expensive city in the world. For some, the only way to feed themselves is by collecting recyclable materials to sell.

In this short documentary, three cardboard collectors, John, Yi Mei, and Weng Yip, invite us along as they go about their day, freely sharing their thoughts and feelings about their personal history and present circumstance.

Languages

English, Mandarin, Cantonese

Country

Singapore

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