Introduction to Singapore Cinema
This workshop will introduce educators to the history of Singapore cinema and its
industry spanning the last 100 years (1900s – 2000s). It will provide an insight
on how Singapore films are relevant in the teaching of prevalent historical, political,
socio-economic issues and the representation of the Singaporean identity. Using
footage from Singapore films and case studies of different genres of films, participants
will learn to decipher the perspective of the filmmakers and how their films have
been shaped by the country’s ever changing environment.
Karen Chan has been involved in archiving audiovisual materials for over seven years.
As the Archivist in the Asian Film Archive, she oversees the acquisition, cataloguing,
and dissemination of the Archive’s collection. She is involved in the Archive's
outreach activities and curates exhibitions, conducts heritage talks, and mentors
students involved in film projects. She is committed to generating awareness amongst
filmmakers on the importance for the proper archiving of their films. Formerly with
the National Archives of Singapore, Karen has also worked with the American Museum
of Natural History in New York and the National Arts Council.
27 May 2008 (Tues)
9:00am – 1:00pm
$110 ($100 for early bird discount, incl. tea break)
Singapore Management University (SMU)
Venue: Singapore Management University (SMU) School of Economics & Social Sciences
Classroom 5.4 (Level 5) 90 Stamford Road Singapore 178903
To register for the Nov courses, please fill up the
it back to us by 21 May 2008.
Fax: 6543 1643
Contact Person: Ethan Yeo or Jean Hair
Tel: 6777 3243
Participants will receive a certificate and lunch will be catered. Therefore, we
would appreciate you register by 16 March 2007 for early bird discounts. An acknowledgement
email will be sent upon receipt of registration.
Payment should be made by cheque (payable to Asian Film Archive) or GIRO within
30 days upon receipt of invoice. A penalty of the full cost of the workshop(s) will
be imposed on participants who registered but did not attend the workshop(s).
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