Preloved Daughter: Lost And Found

Salmah struggles to navigate the multi-layered revelation of being an adopted child, of a different race. She finds difficulty at work when she’s representing a cause she isn’t sure if she should. Who is Salmah, really? Hamzah helps Salmah on the search for her biological family. Meanwhile, Minah confides in Salmah about why she had kept this secret about her past for this long...

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.