Educators' Workshop
Construction of the Past through Film
Workshop Description: This workshop will explore how filmmakers utilise and reinvent genre in the portrayal of memory and the construction of the past. The first half of the workshop will involve participants in a close analysis of how certain directors self-consciously use and deconstruct genre in the representation of a lost space and time, addressing issues of memory, history and violence. The second half of the workshop will ask how our reading of such films may inform our collective understanding of the past through Singaporean film.

Participants will gain insight as to how film conditions and enhances our ideas about history, social and personal memory, and take away strategies on how to productively use film in the literature, history and social studies classroom. This workshop will cater for educators who may be new to the analysis of film but who are keen to use film as an aesthetic medium in the classroom.

Instructor: Ian Tan teaches Literature at Raffles Institution. He is interested in the relationship between literature, philosophy and film, and has written and spoken widely on these topics at seminars and conferences. His essays on film have been published in Senses of Cinema and Bright Lights Film Journal.

Date: 31 May 2016 (Tue)

Time: 9:30am - 4:30pm

Venue: Imagination Room (Level 5), National Library Building

100 Victoria Street, Singapore 188064

GROUP REGISTRATION (4 participants or more):
Early Bird Registration (by 6 May 2016) (price incl. lunch): $95 Regular Registration (by 23 May 2016) (price incl. lunch): $115

Early Bird Registration (by 6 May 2016) (price incl. lunch): $120 Regular Registration (by 23 May 2016) (price incl. lunch):$140

To register, please complete the registration form and return it via email (info@asianfilmarchive.org) or fax (6694 5264).
Register by 6 May 2016 to qualify for the early bird discount!
An acknowledgement email will be sent upon confirmation of registration.

Email: info@asianfilmarchive.org
Tel: 6777 3243
Contact Person: Christina Mak

  • For cash and cheque payments, an official invoice will be issued for your processing. You can also arrange for GIRO payment where your school will be e-invoiced through Asian Film Archive‚Äôs account with the Ministry of Education.
  • The organiser reserves the right to cancel/postpone the workshop in the event of unforeseen circumstances.
  • A penalty of the full cost of the workshop will be imposed upon participants who register but do not attend. Any changes to participation must be submitted at least 3 working days before the event.

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