After receiving a mysterious envelope of cash from a clan association after his grandfather’s death, documentary filmmaker Douglas Lan begins his quest to discover what Singapore Chinese clans are and what they were for.
Learning about the heritage of these centuries-old institutions, Douglas searches for the relevance of these ancient guilds through young members who are sustaining the legacy of their clans. Lynn Wong is a researcher on a mission to document and salvage the memories of clans in Singapore before they disappear. Jolie Yin was the youngest youth president in Singapore clan history and an active member of Chung Shan Association. And Richard Zheng is a new citizen with a young family, finding ways to give back and modernize the clan that has given him a community.
Gaining access to their clans and more, Douglas embarks on a journey to understand the purpose of clans today, their struggles, and how they are fighting to stay relevant in the midst of modernity and apathy.
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