About the director

Christopher believes that the heart of film-making is purposeful communication: boiling complex ideas into a simple message that resonates with the audience, with the intention of educating them and inspiring them to take action. He’s honed these skills of communicating, organising, and finding common ground with his advocacy work, especially with the transgender community. He is currently a member of TransgenderSG.com,an online portal with Singapore-specific information on transition, and is working on setting up the Singapore Transgender Network.

About the talents

Gay cisgender man
Science teacher-turned-cartoonist Otto has spent much of his life educating young people and encouraging their passion for science. While he was a school teacher, Otto came out publicly as a gay man in hopes of offering support and solidarity to his gay students. Subsequently, members of the public called the school, demanding for him to be fired.

Maz and Sherry (right), former classmates

Transgender woman
Sherry is a Muslim transgender woman and a human rights activist working with Project X, a non-profit organisation that aims to close the gap between sex workers and non-sex workers. Since going public about her identity and profession, she has been the voice and face of her community, shedding positive light on women like herself. In the early days of Sherry’s transition, as she began to wear make-up and dress more femininely, she was terminated from her job at a fine dining restaurant overnight.

Gay transgender man
A fresh psychology graduate who happens to be a gay trans man, Alexander is passionate about providing more objective and inclusive health education and accessible mental healthcare to all youth, and aspires to work with trans children one day. During his polytechnic internship, Alexander was verbally assaulted while using the restroom, and was threatened with “if I see you using the men’s room one more time, I’m going to call the police”.

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TV host and writer Anita Kapoor, shot to fame as the clear favourite winner of a Discovery travel host search and has not looked back since. Insatiably curious and possessing a natural wit, this former magazine editor has explored the world for Discovery TLC, AXN, Lonely Planet, Channel News Asia and OKTO, and Starwood Asia Pacific channels, forever on a quest to pioneer the non-conformist stories and locations, especially to connect with the provocateurs who move their worlds.

She is an ambassador for the Singapore chapter of Habitat for Humanity, and her advocacies include Willing Hearts which feeds Singapore’s marginalised, Magic Bus which empowers childrens’ lives in India through sports, and A Single Love which supports single parents. She has also spoken at TEDx Singapore Women 2012 on ‘Female to Female Misogyny in the First World’.

As a Pink Dot ambassador this year, Anita hopes to extend her voice on issues of equality as she firmly believes that everyone deserves equal rights, regardless of the hand they have been dealt in life.

“I see the rights of LGBT people as human rights, really. Everyone deserves to be treated equally – in society, in employment and in the eyes of the law. I believe that as fellow human beings, it’s important to stand together – to speak up for one another when we have the ability and opportunity to do so.”

Anita continues: “There’s a lot of work to be done, a lot of people we need to reach out to. Every one of us has the capacity to be a hero to someone else. I hope more Singaporeans will join us at this year’s Pink Dot. Because together, we can make this a more inclusive society for everyone.”