Netflix’s Shirkers is a punk feminist documentary gem The “original” Shirkers was Singapore’s first indie film. In this sincere, engrossing documentary, director Sandi Tan looks back a quarter of a century at Shirkers, a quirky indie film she helped make that captured a mostly bygone Singapore. The fragments of the teenagers’ original project are like remnants of a broken vase in the hands of director Sandi Tan , who originally wrote and starred in the group’s movie. Then the footage disappeared, sending her on a hunt for answers. In the new Netflix doc, Sandi Tan reclaims its history — and her own. In the final fifteen years of the life of legendary director Orson Welles he pins his Hollywood comeback hopes on a film, The Other Side of the Wind, in itself a film about an aging film director trying to finish his last great movie. Then the footage disappeared, sending her on … In 1992, Sandi Tan and her friends shot a quirky film on the streets of Singapore. Shirkers, a Sundance documentary now streaming on Netflix, is about Sandi Tan, who as a teenager in Singapore made a road movie that was stolen by her director after its completion. But in the new experimental documentary, “Shirkers,” there’s a peek into a movie that once was before it was stolen from the hands of its young women filmmakers.