Contrary to its title and its origin story, Shirkers is about the most determined kind of filmmaker, insistent on rescuing her art and her past from oblivion — or from theft — and insinuating her film into the history of both Singaporean and women’s cinema.
Author Shilyh Warren
Shilyh Warren is Associate Professor of Film & Aesthetic Studies at The University of Texas at Dallas. She writes about documentary and women’s cinema and is the author of Subject to Reality: Women and Documentary (University of Illinois, 2019). She loves sharing unlikely women’s films by programming public screening events and when asked what her favorite movie is might answer My Name is Oona (Gunvor Nelson, 1969).