by Boo Junfeng
At the height of the AIDS scare in the 1980s, health worker Iris arrives at a HDB flat, introducing herself to a family as the younger son’s counsellor. The son is afraid and ashamed of his condition, and the family would like to be discreet.
This film is based on the true story of Iris Verghese, who counselled numerous AIDs patients and their families. Her actions were courageous at a time when there was much fear and stigma around the condition.
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THE FILM IS DEDICATED TO:
Action For Aids is a NGO dedicted to fighting AIDS/HIV infection in Singapore. It draws upon a network of healthcare professionals, advocates, educators and volunteers to implement educational, testing, treatment and welfare programmes. It has introduced numerous innovative projects and runs broad range of support, welfare and educational programmes.
DIRECTOR OF PLAGUE
Boo Junfeng has written and directed "Sandcastle" (2010) and "Apprentice" (2016). "Apprentice" premiered at Cannes Film Festival under the Un Certain Regard section, whilst "Sandcastle" was the first Singporean film invited to Cannes Film Festival's International Critics' Week. Boo Junfeng was named by Variety as a director who leads the new wave in Singapore's film industry, and he was the Creative Director of NDP 2018.