Before We Forget is an Official Selection at the Pyongyang International Film Festival 2012. The Festival will be held from 20-27 September 2012 in Central District, Pyongyang, DPR Korea.
Before We Forget is an Official Selection at the New York Filmmaker’s Festival. The festival will be held from 25-26 August 2012 at the June Havoc Theater, Abingdon Theatre Arts Complex, 312 West 36 Street, New York City.
Before We Forget premieres in Singapore as an Official Selection at the Southeast Asian Film Festival 2012 presented by the Singapore Art Museum. The documentary will be screened publicly for the first time on Saturday 24 March 7:30pm at the Moving Image Gallery, Level 2, SAM at 8Q, 8 Queen Street. Directors Jeremy Boo and Lee Xian Jie will be present for a post-screening discussion.
After they realised the stigma of neurological disorders and terminal illnesses perpetuates a culture of fear and ignorance, Jeremy Boo and Lee Xian Jie embarked on their first film, and spent more than a year observing the lives of two women and their families’ struggle with dementia and depression. The interwoven story that emerges explores existential themes of identity, love, sacrifice, religion, and death.
Even as Joyce Fernandez devotes her life to care for her mother, Celine, who suffers from dementia, she must fight her fears with hope when her mother’s health worsens rapidly. Meanwhile, two sisters, both medical doctors, grapple with their mother’s dementia and depression.