Understanding Singapore Cinema
Learn about the origins of Singapore Cinema and how it was revived in the last 20 years after a decline in the 1970s.

Synopsis: This is a talk that explores the origins of Singapore Cinema along with the artistic and cultural achievements of key Singapore filmmakers. Relating these to the present day, the talk looks at the relevance of national cinema in an increasingly cosmopolitan and globalized society.Come and experience an opportunity to discover the value of our film heritage!

Tan Bee Thiam leads the Asian Film Archive as its executive director and is the Secretary-General of the Southeast Asia-Pacific Audiovisual Archive Association. At the Nanyang Technological University, he lectures on Asian Film History. He was the Manfred Salzgeber jury of the Berlin International Film Festival in 2008 and this year, he was appointed to join the jury panel of the Asian Film Awards in Hong Kong. He was a founding member of the film collective, 13 Little Pictures.

Use of stills and film clips courtesy of Doris Young (They Call Her...Cleopatra Wong), Family of Ho Kian-ngiap (Moon Over Malaya), Glen Goei (Forever Fever, The Blue Mansion), J Team Productions (Money No Enough), Jacen Tan and hosaywood.com (Zo Hee), James Leong and Lynn Lee (Passabe), Lian Pek (Mad About English), Mirabelle Ang (Match Made), Raintree Pictures (I Not Stupid), Rajendra Gour (Labour of Love - The Housewife), Shaw Organisation (Seniman Bujang Lapok), Zhao Wei Films (12 Storeys, Be With Me).

Date & Time:
2pm - 4pm
19 Jun 2010 (Sat)

Price: $15
Esplanade Rehearsal Studio

Venue: Esplanade Rehearsal Studio

For enquiries, please contact us at the following.
Email: info@asianfilmarchive.org
Tel: 6777 3243
Fax: 6543 1643
Contact Person: Kevin

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