04 Sep '18, 6pm

A peek into the lives of foreign workers in Singapore

A group of migrant workers gathered around, peering into the cameras with curious stares as Idette Chen and her crew started filming the opening scene for their short film, Bangla . The smell of curry wafted through the air in the dormitory as migrant workers swarmed around the common area to have their dinner. Whilst the 23-year-old and her team prepared for their shoot amidst the evening bustle in the dormitory, they found themselves with an unexpected challenge. "The migrant workers were all very curious. Some of them would walk into the shot by accident and we had to do a couple of retakes because of that," Idette laughed. Idette (second row, third from left) and her 18-man crew filming at a hawker centre. PHOTO CREDIT: BANGLA While Idette imagined filming at the dorms to be met with awkward stares, the migrant workers only treated them with kindness, despite their ove...

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