Shirkers

Nominated for Best Documentary


Best Documentary Award given to the director and producer.

Credits

Director/Producer: Sandi Tan

Producers: Jessica Levin, Maya E. Rudolph

Synopsis

Shirkers was a Singapore-made 1992 cult classic from teenage friends Sandi Tan, Jasmine Ng and Sophie Siddique — or it would have been, had the 16mm footage not been stolen by their enigmatic American collaborator Georges Cardona. More than two decades after Cardona disappeared, Tan, now a novelist in L.A., returns to the country of her youth and the memories of a man who both enabled and thwarted her dreams. Magically, too, she returns to the film itself, revived in a way she never could have imagined.