Flooding in the Time of Drought – Part 1: Drought/Part 2: Flood



A documentary-drama sown from narrative threads of the lives of multiple foreign migrants amidst a drought and then a flood in Singapore, presented through various personal conversations.

Director: Sherman Ong
Release Year: 2009
Subtitles: English
Genre: Documentary
Language: Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Tagalog, Mandarin, German, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Indonesian, Malay, Hokkien
Producer: Sunny Yong
Rating: PG / PG13 (Some Mature Content)
Runtime: 04m00s
Production Country: Singapore
Accession No: 2009-D-1400.1 2009-D-1400.2

Cast List:

  • Agnes Christina, Nathan Boenjamin, Richel T Hidalgo, Consulta Gian Carlo, Teresa Cua, Gayatri Devi Mishra, Sanjay Gautam, Giovanni Lombardo, Sofia Lombardo, Xiao Jing, Pacheun Maleipan, Zheng Mengtian, Sean Lee, Shawn Kiyotaka Fukuzaki, Shin Hye Jung, Kim Yeon Jung, Rattanan Channoi, Wazini Masmintrachaiyanara


  • Director of Photography - Sharon Loh
  • Camera Assistant - Looi Wan Ping
  • Sound Recordist/Post - Ken Chan
  • Assisant Director - Swee Wee Keong
  • Art Direction - Chin Kean Kok
  • Art Direction - Looi Wan Ping
  • Set Photographer and Colour Supervisor - Han Tan
  • Editor - Ming An
  • Colourist - Max Chia
  • Online Post Producer - Fabian Tan
  • Screenwriter - Sherman Ong


  • Themes: Sexuality, Immigration, Language, Race, National Identity, Citizenship, Memory
  • Objects: Water
  • Relationships Employer/Maid, Husband/Wife, Father/Children, Employer/Employee
  • Places: HDB Flat
  • Activities: Talking