Sunday, 14 January 2018
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Malay Heritage Centre, Auditorium
Directed by: K.M. Basker
Written by: Jamil Sulong
Starring: Ahmad Mahmud, Saadiah, S. Kadarisman, Daeng Idris
Produced by: Malay Film Productions (Shaw Bros.)
Runtime: 88 minutes
Set in 1950s Singapore in a climate of highly active left-wing trade unions, strikes and ‘go-slows’, Mogok is a story about disgruntled workers at an Eveready battery factory and the devious ploy of the factory manager and his colluders to take over the factory from the benevolent but incapacitated factory owner. The socially-conscious film appears to be a call for industrial harmony by pleading for blue-collar workers to be aware of strike instigators within their ranks and reminding employers to be conscious of their workers’ welfare.
Film Still: Mogok, 1957. Image Courtesy of © 1957 Shaw Organisation.