Dear Child, How Are You?


Four-part doc series produced by renowned actress Sinje Lee, explores themes of love, education, parenting styles, etc.

### **The Journey of Sinje (我的名字叫李心潔)** The documentary shares the different journey of Sinje Lee’s life from childhood to her current day, her position as a modern woman who finds the balance between working and caring for her family while embracing her passion for performance and charity work; in the meantime acknowledging the importance of spiritual care by meditating, painting and creating works. Sinje Lee maintains a positive attitude, allowing a free spirit to accept the people and matters that she loves. ### **Who am I (我是誰?)** The Malaysian government implemented compulsory primary education for children at the age of 7 in the years 1962 and 1966. This education system subsidized by the government is stretched throughout 6 years, where the ability to write, read, and count are taught, together with basic knowledge of nature, humanities, and society.     The national curriculum of Malaysia includes heavy workloads and an exam result system to evaluate the student’s abilities.   This allows the teachers, parents, and children to measure everything through academic marks.    How do parents, children and teachers maintain equality in coexistence? This episode shows us the retired and current education workers including lecturers, advocators, teachers and principals from different Chinese elementary schools, and observe how they bring out the student’s passion to learn through fun and lively classes despite various limitations from the curriculum.   ### **Hilltop House (山頂小屋)** The documentary explores the ideologies and methodologies of Waldorf education with Audrey, the headmistress of a Waldorf-education-based school named Hilltop House in Kuala Lumpur. Discover the perspectives of parents who accept non-mainstream education and the growth and development that their children go through as they play with nature, freedom, warmth, and innovation. The documentary records the ideologies and methods of Waldorf education in a school called Hilltop House in Kuala Lumpur, together with parents’ views on non-mainstream education. Audiences can see how this learning model, which advocates the natural and balanced development of body and mind, influences and inspires the growth of children and parents while reflecting on society’s “standard” and “competition”. ### **We Rode an Ostrich (鴕鳥騎士)** ‘Homeschooling’ was originally popular in the United States and other Western countries as a growth method in which parents arrange their own education at home. The flexibility of homeschooling promotes the growth of children to become very individualized. This episode will use two families with different backgrounds to see how their parents educate their children in their own way.  The first family, the parents love nature. They often teach their children through nature, and let their children learn to connect with nature and get along with natural creatures. We will see how children interact with nature, how to overcome the fear in their hearts when facing wild animals and gradually become braver and more loving in the process.  In the second family, the parents believe that every child should be given more space to explore what they like to do. The children have grown up through homeschooling and are doing what they like.  The audience will also see the role played by parents, and how to accompany their children to overcome difficulties and grow together.
GenresTV / Series
DirectorSeng Kiat Tan, Angelica Lee, Kethsvin Chee
SubtitlesEnglish and Traditional Chinese
Runtime66 mins
Theatrical Release31 Mar 2023
Available1 Dec 2023