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Tragedies and triumphs in the heartland

Jan 16, 2020 - The Straits Times (Singapore)

For most Singaporeans, housing estates are the backdrop of our lives and, as such, their sights, sounds and smells don't usually evoke much curiosity or enchantment.

Invisible Stories, a slice-of-life anthology series created by Singaporean film-maker Ler Jiyuan (Gone Case, 2014) with a team of local writers, prods viewers out of that blinkered state with six 30-minute stories.

Each tracks a different person as he or she goes about life in the same Housing Board neighbourhood.

As their paths cross, the show forms a tapestry of personal drama - the tragedies and triumphs that play out unseen around us all the tim...