Beyond Limits

Synopsis: 

In Beyond Limits, we take a look at women who are high achievers in male-dominated fields. These women have dared to dream and overcome the odds to rise to the very top. We look at the pivotal moments in their lives, and meet those who have inspired them. How has being a woman influenced what they have achieved? How have they broken seemingly insurmountable barriers?

Genre: People & Culture, Factual, Biography
Language: English
Year: 2014

Duration: 8 Episodes x 30 Minutes
Territory/Rights available: Worldwide
Formats Available: Yes
Show Format: HD
Produced by: The Moving Visuals Co.

Client: Channel News Asia (Singapore Cable and Terrestrial)

Episodes: 

Episode 1 – Yip Pin Xiu (Swimmer)
This is the true story of Yip Pin Xiu, a lady who won Singapore’s first Paralympic Gold medal. Battling muscular dystrophy since the age of 2, she started swimming and found a home for herself in the water, despite being confined in a wheelchair. We delve into her life and find out what inspires her

Episode 2 – Esther Tan (Navy)
Esther Tan made Singapore’s history when she became the first female to join one of Singapore’s most elite military forces The Naval Diving Unit (NDU). Beyond Limits dives deep into her action – packed life as a Naval Diver and shows some of the highest and lowest points of her life.

Episode 3 – Jackie Ying (Scientist)
With over 140 patents and 37 awards in her name, Jackie Ying is one of the world’s hundredth engineers of the Modern Era and she continues to challenge herself and break boundaries in bioengineering and nanotechnology.

Episode 4 – Anastasia Gan (Pilot)
The series will delve deep into the personal lives, trials and tribulations of accomplished women. In this episode, we feature Singapores first female commercial pilot Anastasia Gan.

Episode 5 – Zuraidah Abdullah (Police Officer)
The series will delve deep into the personal lives, trials and tribulations of accomplished women. In this episode, we feature the first woman to become a Senior Assistant Commissioner of Police Zuraidah Abdullah.

Episode 6 – Chng Seok Tin (Artist)
The series will delve deep into the personal lives, trials and tribulations of accomplished women. In this episode, we feature Chng Seok Tin, who has held more than 100 exhibitions worldwide and has been awarded the cultural medallion.

Episode 7 – Som Said (Malay Choreographer and Entrepreneur)
The series will delve deep into the personal lives, trials and tribulations of accomplished women. In this episode, we feature Som Said, who is a pioneering and award – winning Malay dance choreographer as well as an entrepreneur.

Episode 8 – Indranee Rajah (Lawyer)
This is the story of a woman who has dedicated her life to making a difference. Already an accomplished lawyer, Indranee Rajah entered politics and rose to become the first female senior minister of state for law and education, making reforms and changes that are still impacting the society today.