Some Coarse Language
Directed by:
Lei Yuan Bin
78 minutes (+30 mins post-show Q&A)
English & Bengali
English subtitles for both English & Bengali dialogues (but not closed-captioned)

Feroz, an injured worker who is denied treatment by his employer, waits to return home. Another worker becomes a “poetry maestro”, speaking to students at a workshop about his experiences. Elsewhere, a young man weeps whilst praying in his ‘I Love Singapore’ t-shirt. Don't miss Lei Yuan Bin's heartfelt triptych tribute to silent nation-builders and their shrouded life in this poignant documentary.

For the 08 Mar 2020 screening - part of the proceeds from the ticket sales will go to Transient Workers Count Too (TWC2) to aid migrant workers in need and to advocate for better policies. There will be a post show Q&A.

A short film SALARY DAY will also be screened before I DREAM OF SINGAPORE. "Salary Day" is directed by and stars Mr R. Madhavan, a migrant worker from Tamil Nadu.


Award-winning filmmaker Lei Yuan Bin’s directorial debut, White Days, and his sophomore feature film, 03-Flats, were in the official selection of the Singapore International Film Festival in 2009 and 2014 respectively. His third feature film, Fundamentally Happy premiered at the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival. I Dream of Singapore is his fourth feature film.


Transient Workers Count Too (TWC2) promotes fair treatment for migrant workers. Envisioning a society that recognizes and values the important contribution they make to our households, economy and country. Through ground research and engagement with policy makers and employers, TWC2 advocates a more enlightened policy framework for migrant labour in Singapore. For more information about the work TWC2 does, please click on this LINK.

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