Places Practices

Cinema Reclaimed: Live Dialogue

by Toh Hun Ping & Ben Slater
29 May • 11:00am

Join us for a live dialogue session with the men behind the first edition of Cinema Reclaimed. They will shed light on their chosen theme of medicine and modernity.

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livestream cinema dialogue

The inaugural edition of Cinema Reclaimed is a special film collaboration between researchers Toh Hun Ping and Ben Slater centered on the theme of medicine and modernity. 

Join us for a live dialogue session with the duo as they give context to the films featured in their programme. Both researchers will take you on an entertaining, clip-heavy tour showcasing the popularity of medical-themed scripts among Singapore-based filmmakers – a trend going as far back as the Malay studio era. These films which have tended to grapple with the opposing themes of rural-urban and science versus superstition, might have been filmed in hospital settings or simply exploited the melodramatic possibilities of sudden illness as a plot device.

To find out more about the series by Toh Hun Ping and Ben Slater, check out "Cinema Reclaimed - Film Locations Map"!

 

Toh Hun Ping & Ben Slater

Researchers Toh Hun Ping (SG Film Hunter) and Ben Slater (author of Kinda Hot: The Making of Saint Jack in Singapore) collaborate to present the inaugural edition of Cinema Reclaimed programme.

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