October 1 October 11

77 minutes

Documentary, Coming of Age




International Premiere

Content Warning: Strong Language

Hidden in the shadows of Singapore’s world renowned education system are students deemed unteachable. Meixi joins a local school as a substitute teacher but takes on a mammoth task: to pilot a new teaching method to help ‘low-performing students’ learn better. Damian’s classroom is reconfigured from a teacher-directed one, to a community that empowers him to be a learner and a tutor. Will Meixi’s work yield results in Singapore’s grades-oriented education system? Unteachable observes the workings of an institution over 4 years through to Damian’s graduation.

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Community Partners

  • A-Doc
  • Art of Me

Bonus Content


  • Shuling Yong
  • Shuling is a Singapore-born filmmaker with over 10 years of documentary production experience, playing key roles in films such as Becoming, The Feeling of Being Watched, America To Me, and Radical Grace. She is a Tribeca Film Institute Alumni, KTQ Films Diverse Voices in Docs Fellow and BRITDOC Queer Impact Producers Lab Fellow. Shuling is an honouree under Doc NYC’s 40 under 40 List in 2019. Unteachable is Shuling’s first feature-length documentary film as a director.
  • Producer

    • Lisa Teh

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