The T(h)ree Lives

Based on a True Story


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Rosie Wong, a blind woman, shares a retrospective account about the three lives which shaped her life. Taking inspiration from ‘The Giving Tree’, her life is significantly changed by a kind stranger, Pak Cik Tubi Moh Salleh, who helped her get to work everyday for 5 years. Pak Cik Tubi continued this good deed for the next few years, tirelessly helping Madam Rosie. For his kindness, Tubi won The Straits Times Courtesy Search in 1990.

Rated PG

The film is dedicated to Singapore Association of the Visually Handicapped

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Singapore Association of Visually Handicapped (SAVH) serves Singapore citizens and permanent residents of all age groups who must be certified with low vision (partial sight) or blind by an eye specialist or ophthalmologist. This includes people who are born blind as well as those who have lost their vision through accidents, illnesses or ageing. SAVH has over 3,000 registered clients ranging from infants to the elderly and has been providing these clients with eye care, rehabilitation, training, counselling, jobs and a place to belong to.

Would you like to learn more about the visually impaired in Singapore?

About the film director

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K. Rajagopal won the Singapore International Film Festival’s Special Jury Prize for 3 consecutive years. “I Can’t Sleep Tonight” (1995), “The Glare” (1996) and “Absence” (1997) were featured in international festivals. His short film “Timeless” (2010), won Best Cinematography and Best Editing at the Singapore Short Film Awards 2011. He wrote and directed television films like “Maddy”, “Two Mothers in a HDB Playground” for Channel 5. “A Yellow Bird” (2016) was his first feature film, premiering at the Cannes Film Festival.

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