TV Documentary


Program Name:On The Red Dot - In My Parents' Shoes
Country/Territory:Singapore
Duration:23(min)×1(Episode)


  • Introduction
Programme Aim: Every year, 50,000 foreigners make Singapore their new home. While some migrants find it challenging to adapt to a different culture, many of their children have integrated so well that the parents worry that they may lose the values which underpinned their own success. On The Red Dot - In My Parents’ Shoes follows three children as they return to their parents’ homeland to rediscover their roots. As the city kids navigate the rural homes and schools which shaped their parents, the producers hope to bring viewers on a journey through an insight into the struggles of these foreigners. Synopsis: On The Red Dot - In My Parents’ Shoes follows three children as they return to their parents’ homeland to rediscover their roots. The children, between 7 and 11 years old, have spent most of their lives in Singapore, after their parents settled here either as new citizens or permanent residents. Although the parents from China, India and the Philippines celebrate their children's integration into Singapore, they also worry that their children may not appreciate their local heritage and traditions. Parents are afraid that their children have grown too accustomed to the modern lifestyle and forget how traditional practices were carried out in the past. In this episode, Nina, Wenxuan and Priya take on the chores their parents used to do - from slaughtering livestock to working in a banana plantation.
Go Back   
Participating Company (Full name):Mediacorp TV Singapore Pte Ltd, Channel 5 Country/Territory:Singapore
Programme Title:On The Red Dot - In My Parents' Shoes Programme Category:
Length of Programme:( 23 )Min( 6 )Sec ×( 1 )Episode First Broadcasting Date:2017-03-17
Broadcaster:Mediacorp TV Singapore Pte Ltd, Channel 5 Name:
Director:Poh Kok Ing, Alistair Ang & Noreen Mohamad Scriptwriter:Poh Kok Ing, Alistair Ang & Noreen Mohamad
Cameraman:Zhou Feng, Gopinath Krishnamoorthy & S Kanasan
Previous Awards : Producer:Quah Ley Hoon (Chief Editor), Susanna Kulatissa (Deputy Executive Producer), Alistair Ang (Producer) & Noreen Mohammad (Producer)