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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.

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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