Talks

SUNDAY,
14 JANUARY 2018

Auditorium,
Malay Heritage Centre

Sejarah-ku: Excavating the Historical Value of Malay-language Films for Singapore

Singapore has changed since the 50s and 60s: Malay is no longer the lingua franca, our landscape is almost unrecognizable, and the social-cultural environment that fostered that particular intellectual tradition has since faded. Why look back even? And why should we care?

Public Talk
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Speakers
Alfian Sa’at (Writer, Poet, Playwright)
Dr Azhar Ibrahim (National University of Singapore)
Toh Hun Ping (Film Researcher and Filmmaker)

Moderator
Kamiliah Bahdar (Curator, State of Motion 2018)

Saturday,
10 February 2018

Auditorium,
Malay Heritage Centre

The State of Singapore Stories: Films Present and Future

The three editions of State of Motion have been looking at Singapore through the lens of past films from the 50s to the 80s. Rounding up State of Motion 2018: Sejarah-ku, this panel discussion explores what films and filmmaking in Singapore now tell about ourselves. Who are telling these stories, and why? And importantly, who have the means to re-represent us on screen, and how might we have access to those means?

Public Talk
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Speakers
Aishah Abu Bakar (Film Programmer, Singapore International Film Festival)
Ghazi Alqudcy (Filmmaker) 
Liew Kai Khiun (Assistant Professor, Nanyang Technological University)                                                                                  Daniel Yun (Veteran Film Producer, BLUE3ASIA) 

Moderator
Jamal Mohamad (Manager, Programmes, Malay Heritage Centre)