In Buddhism, Samsara refers to the continuous cycle of death and rebirth to which life in the material world is bound. Samsara is considered to be Dukkha, a painful and unsatisfactory life governed by desire and ignorance, wandering from one life to another with no direction or purpose.
I filmed this short movie in my free time while working on The "Transit" workers of Singapore, a photography project about the migrant construction workers that make up one-fifth of the island's population. I couldn't help but question Singapore's attitude towards these men who lay their roads and build their skyscrapers and condos, yet are forced to live in shabby, custom-built dormitories on the margins of society. Whilst Samsara is a religious concept, it could equally describe the injustice and inequality driven by the wilful ignorance that sits behind the materialistic Western attitude.