Alia Alkaff | Singapore | 2020 | 2 mins

Flourish Synopsis

A girl fights to flourish under patriarchal rules dominating her childhood. She learns to break free from the mould and unlearn the toxicity that has restricted her growth.

About the Filmmaker

Alia Alkaff is a writer, film and theatre maker. She believes in the power of storytelling, preferring to utilize theatre and narrative videos to translate her messages. In the past, Alia has worked full-time as a storywriter for Singapore’s longest running English drama, ‘Tanglinâ‘. Her previous acting works include Singaporean independent plays such as ‘parthenogenesis’ (2020 and 2021), ‘Single Mothers’ (2019) and ‘2042’ (2017). She is a graduate from Singapore Polytechnic’s ‘Creative Writing for TV and New Media’. Currently, she is a communications studies major in Nanyang Technological University. She hopes to continue collaborating and creating inclusive heartfelt stories, which enlighten and entertain the audience.

More from the Filmmaker

“Growing up, religion has been used to police my views and actions. I have faced this from male family members and strangers. After an incident with a stranger and a lighter, it led me to associate fire with patriarchy, rather than associating fire with hell as so depicted in religious writing.” Alia Alkaff, Director

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