“I start with intention and purpose” - Kin Nguien
KINAJ performance and choreographic work in Project Lullaby: CHOICE has been selected for the Narrative Storyline Award at this year's 2022 Project Home Movement Film Festival.
Project Lullaby: CHOICE
What is Project Lullaby?
Project Lullaby is a series of dance films written and developed by Kin Nguien relating to mental health. Project Lullaby CHOICE, the third instalment, follows one woman’s journey towards life, moving through abandoned landscapes as she battles her inner shadow.
Project Lullaby: CHOICE is a dance short film that focuses on suicide awareness and prevention. As more and more awareness has been given towards mental health, there has not been enough attention given to this heavy topic due to the societal stigmatization and taboo of death, especially in Asian communities. There are many underlying reasons and emotions that suicide survivors go through that have been misunderstood by the society, which as a result, propagate blame, guilt, and most importantly avoidance and inability to empathize and support. ‘Project Lullaby CHOICE’ is meant to shed light on those behaviours and emotional turmoils that lead to the choice to let go of life.”
Want to Watch?
The narrative storyline award would not have been possible without the collaboration and support of everyone who contributed to bringing the story to life. You can watch all the wonderful films featured at the ProjectHome Movement film festival for free here!
We thank ProjectHome for organising the film festival, for you - yes you - for your support and taking time to read this blog post
Until next time,
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