Lola, a shy 16-year-old Indonesian girl, receives a scholarship to study at a famous high school in Perth, Australia. There she meets Dhani, and love begins to blossom in the foreign city.
Perth is the journey into the heart of Harry Lee, a 51-year-old part-time security guard and taxi driver. He belongs to a redundant generation, eclipsed by a fast-paced, elitist society that is mesmerized with education and status. Harry desires to leave the antiseptic streets of Singapore for his paradise on earth in Western Australia. His attempt to migrate is complicated when he takes on a job ferrying prostitutes. This evokes painful memories from his past. When he takes an unhealthy interest in a Vietnamese prostitute, it awakens a dark and dangerous attempt at personal redemption. The film tackles an extremely topical issue of emigration in Singapore. It is peppered by denizens of the underbelly of Singapore society, reflecting the multicultural idiosyncrasies of a seemingly pristine city. More importantly, it is a personal journey of a flawed man in a society that does not tolerate failure...
Take a piano geek who, at times, plays what can best be described as heavy metal piano, throw in a 90-piece orchestra and you've got Ben Folds and WASO - Live in Perth, a new DVD music release on Epic.
The Channel Seven Perth Telethon, known simply as Telethon, is an annual telethon produced by TVW, a Seven Network owned television station in Perth, Western Australia for two main beneficiaries; Princess Margaret Hospital for Children, and the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, plus many other beneficiaries including the Telethon Speech & Hearing Centre. It's regarded as the second most successful fundraising event per capita in the world after the french telethon, raising over A$133 million since 1968. The Channel Seven Telethon Trust is the charitable trust behind the event and its related fundraising activities. The philosophy behind the Channel Seven Telethon Trust is to financially support the medical and social welfare of children and young people and to fund research into children's diseases.