AND SO THEY SAY is a documentary project featuring an honest narrative on life constructed from interviews with 25 seniors, of whom the oldest is 95 years old, allowing an intimate glimpse into the legacy of Singapore’s pioneer generation. While sharing one’s story and thoughts on topics ranging from childhood and the Japanese War to mahjong and Lee Kuan Yew, the senior is encouraged to explore and celebrate his or her life philosophy in a safe space, no matter how ordinary it might seem. In the process, the narrative shared enriches all parties involved. It also highlights the simple, yet purposeful tradition of oral storytelling, an ancient and accessible art form that is very much a part of everyday life. Ten short films are screened through a motion-triggered installation inspired by the hand-crank film projector used in cinemas in the early 1900s, where the public takes the initiative to get the conversation going. AND SO THEY SAY is a gentle reminder of the seniors we love who have built the place we call home today. Launched at the Singapore Night Festival 2015 at the National Museum of Singapore, SAM@8Q, National Design Centre and School of the Arts Singapore.