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)
Esplanade Rehearsal Studio