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"!