Monday, July 02, 2007

Invisible City: Singapore's forgotten past

Invisible City is a one-hour documentary featuring people in search of Singapore's past. The film made by local director Tan Pin Pin will premiere in Singapore on July 19. From Reuters:
In a brief preview of "Invisible City" shown exclusively to Reuters, a group of young archaeologists discover an abandoned fort at Sentosa, an island where one of two Singapore's casinos will be located.

In the next scene, Ivan Polunin, the elderly amateur filmmaker who owns the footage -- believed to be Singapore's largest private trove of colour footage from the 1950s -- struggles to recall what he captured on film.

Tan's films usually offer viewers a melancholic image of Singapore, vastly different from the government's picture-perfect version of sanitised streets and sparkling buildings.
(Thanks dann)

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