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Ragged (22 mins)
Synopsis

Synopsis
A rag man who collects other people's past finds it hard to forget his own.

By Nisar and Nazir Husain Keshvani
Cast: G Morias, M Humayun, H Parin, H Akbar, H Taufeeq

Press
US university offers to buy S’pore short film
Only one Singaporean winner came to collect prize
Student Director scores Oscar

Director’s statement
As children growing up in Singapore, our mother would scare us into submission by threatening to give us away to the rag and bone or 'karung guni' man if we were naughty. As adults, we started to see the rag man in a different light, and as filmmakers we were curious about the life of a rag man. We created a fictional rag man with a poignant past. In the process, we saw the rag man as less of a bogeyman and more of a human being.

Film Festival Awards
Special Jury Prize Singapore Short Film Competition (6th Singapore International Film Festival)

Screenings
2006: 3rd Singapore Short Cuts, National Museum of Singapore
2005: Arts Central, Mediacorp TV 12
1997: Singapore International Film Festival - Short Film Festival Retrospective
1995: Moving Images Programme, Substation Singapore
1993: Hawaii International Film Festival Asian Discoveries Programme
1993: Singapore International Film Festival/Short Film Competition

Director’s Biography
Nazir Husain Keshvani grew up in the cinema halls of Singapore. He works in the publishing industry as a freelance writer/editor. His passion has always been filmmaking and learnt the ropes by participating in various film projects. His film credits include co-directing Ragged (1993) and Hurt Instinct (1994). Both films won the Special Jury Prize at the Singapore International Film Festivals. He went on to direct various documentaries and the “Holidays in Hell” travelogue which premiered at the 14th Singapore International Film Festival.

Singaporean Nisar Husain Keshvani is a film-maker, educator and journalist. In the last decade he has worked across five continents. His film credits include co-directing Ragged (1993) and Hurt Instinct (1994). Both films won the Special Jury Prize at the Singapore International Film Festivals. He has directed various corporate productions and curated “fineArt in motion”, showcasing 14 young and emerging international artists. Premiering at the Multimedia Art Asia Pacific Festival (Australia) and the Digital Media Festival 01 (Manila), the programme travelled to over 12 locations in Asia, Australia, Latin America and Europe.

     
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