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Odette is 8 years old, she likes to paint and laugh. Of course, she trusts adults, why would she be afraid of her parent’s friend? Why would she refuse to play “little tickles” with him? Odette doesn’t say anything, no one would believe her. To be understood, she dances. Odette is now thirty-something. Funny, intense and completely wild. A very promising dancer, but still broken by her lost childhood. Finding the perfect balance between her life and her dances, the horror and the comedy, Odette leads us through her story with her laugh, her supreme elegance and sublime protection. She will fight for her moral reconstruction, reconciliation and, above all, resilience.

2018 Chicago International Film Festival Winner of the Roger Ebert Award

2018 Hamburg Film Festival Winner for Best Feature Film

Directed By: Andréa Bescond, Éric Métayer
Country: France
Year: 2018
Runtime: 103 minutes
Language: French
Rating: M18


Stream Online*
22nd May 2021 (Mon) to 30th May 2021 (Sun)**

*Online film screening is only available for 48 hours upon activation
**Feature film must be watched by 30th May 2021 (Sun), 11.59pm


The Shadow Of Childhood Trauma

“What constitutes trauma and who gets to decide?”
“Is trauma synonymous with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)?”
“How do I know if I had experienced/am experiencing clinical trauma?”

The word “trauma” and “PTSD” have gained internet popularity in recent years as people increasingly (and casually) use them to refer to general distressing events. Beyond its clinical definition, “trauma” now appears to have taken on new social meanings. While such a trend can increase awareness of trauma-in-general, its unintended trivialisation of clinical trauma may prevent individuals from realistically empathising with those struggling with it. In fact, adverse childhood experiences can take a significant toll on the mental and physical health of individuals – especially when they are not treated and intervened timely.

In this panel conversation, we will share about the various forms of trauma and how they are diagnosed clinically. We will examine the social construction of “trauma” (especially in today’s digital age) and understand its potential implications. The panel will also discuss the psychological and physical manifestations of clinical trauma, and how to reach out to those struggling with it.


Live Stream on
29th May 2021 (Sat) | 3.30pm^

^Live stream starts strictly at 3.30pm. A recorded version will be available by the end of recording day until 6 June (Sun), 11.59pm.




“Kaeru” is a 2D animated short about a darkroom photographer named Mitsuko who struggles with self-doubt. Made by students at San Jose State University.

2019 Changing Minds Competition Winner for Best Film


Growing Up Perempuan


Growing up as a woman is hard.

Growing up as a woman in the Muslim community is harder.

In a world still filled with superstitions, if you die during childbirth you become a vampiric ghost and if you survive you might get attacked by a flying ghost. You collect experiences in the workplace that should be office satire but aren’t. You face constant judgement, try to live up to endless expectations, and somehow…still fall short.

Growing Up Perempuan is a collection of stories written by women, for women. This book offers stories of love and loss, strength and endurance, confidence and courage—stories that inspire and empower. This is a book about challenging the status quo and learning to chart our own paths instead of having the world define them for us.