Preloved Daughter: Blessings

Salmah is pregnant with her first child after trying for so long. Excited yet struggling with a challenging pregnancy, she looked to her mother for support and to evoke warm memories of shared experiences. But what was to be a happy encounter turned sour with her mother’s revelation of Salmah’s true identity...

A Viddsee Original Production

This series was made for StoriesTogether, an initiative that aims to bring hope through films during challenging times and beyond.

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Filmmaker Statement: 

Preloved Daughter covers the story of a Malay girl in search of her real identity (Chinese) after finding out that she is adopted since young. When I read the story, I was touched. While some give up their children for various reasons, others in this world have a selfless and unconditional love for children who are not their own. This brings us to think about the concept of family and a mother’s love. Family isn’t only in relation to blood ties; family is where one feels he/she belongs as well. The show also reflects a time of my growing up years – a time in the 1980s – where we searched for our identity as a young Singaporean in this fast-changing society.

In an ever-changing world, we’re always in search of something new, something more. But it’s not just about what we’re looking for – it’s what we have all this while – that will pull us through the toughest times. In this time of the pandemic, Preloved Daughter seems even more relevant, giving us hope, and reminding us that with strong family support and love, we can overcome the difficulties in life.