I Failed Ep 5: I Failed Society

Since the time he was in secondary school, Jadyn had been a part of various gangs and regularly engaging in illegal activity. He was eventually caught and sent to prison for reformative training, where he began to spend a lot of time reading and became interested in the law.

Life outside of prison did not go smoothly at first, but fortunately, Jadyn was able to secure a place in a law programme and today, he is working towards becoming a lawyer, as well as working towards repaying his debts to society.

A Viddsee Original Production

Director Statement: 

Failure is a concept that is at once deeply personal, but also largely defined by the external world. Regardless of how we employ our rational minds and logic, many of us find it hard to break out of the markers of success that were taught to us by society, and which we continue to see around us all the time.

This series is thus one of many ways in which I seek to remind myself that failure is not a monster to be afraid of, but a friend who will show you unpleasant but necessary truths about yourself.

I thank our 5 profiles for their courage in sharing about their own failures, and I invite others to do the same with those around them, so that we can remind each other that failure is common, normal, and nothing to be ashamed about.