Poetic Justice: Personalising Politics on Screen


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Film Screenings

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Double bill screening Flowers in the Wall + Solo, Solitude
Fri, 4 Aug, 7:30pm - 10pm
Sat, 5 Aug, 1:30pm - 4pm (Repeat screening)
Purchase tickets here: http://flowers-solosolitude.peatix.com/

Screening of River of Exploding Durians
Sat, 5 Aug, 4:30pm - 7pm
Purchase tickets here: http://explodingdurians.peatix.com/

Double bill screening of 329 + By the Time It Gets Dark
Sat, 5 Aug, 8pm - 10:30pm
Sun, 6 Aug, 1:30pm - 4pm (Repeat screening)
Purchase tickets here: http://329-bythetime.peatix.com/

Double bill screening of A Short Film on the May 13 Generation + The Return
Sun, 6 Aug, 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Purchase tickets for this show here: http://may13-thereturn.peatix.com/

Panel Discussion
Sun, 6 Aug, 4:30pm - 6pm

Admission is free with registration here: http://panel-poeticjustice.peatix.com/

Join speakers and filmmakers Anocha Suwichakornpong (By The Time It Gets Dark), Edmund Yeo (River of Exploding Durians), Green Zeng (The Return) and Yosep Anggi Noen (Solo, Solitude) in a panel discussion moderated by Professor Adam Knee (LASALLE College of the Arts) on the theme Poetic Justice: Personalising Poltiics on Screen.


Poetic Justice: Personalising Politics on Screen will present a series of contemporary fictional films from Southeast Asia and a panel discussion featuring the filmmakers of the works. Taking the notion of “poetic justice” as a point of departure, the session will take an interest in the intersections between fictional filmmaking and real-life political events in national histories.

Why and how do filmmakers infuse our sensitive and often subdued pasts into their own narratives? Can any balance be redressed through the avenue of fictional imaginings? What are the ethical considerations involved as a creator and what can the poetics of cinema possibly achieve through this process?

Join guests and film directors Anocha Suwichakornpong (Thailand), Edmund Yeo (Malaysia), Green Zeng (Singapore) and Yosep Anggi Noen (Indonesia) as we seek to traverse along the real, the hypothetical and the ideal informed by their creative decisions.


An initiative by the Asian Film Archive, Reframe is a series that aims to bring together diverse audiences and the film community at large through an innovative range of programmes, encouraging dialogue and examining topics surrounding cinema and the moving image.

By asking the hard questions and re-looking at trends and issues critically, the series will construct meaningful frameworks that bring forth multi-perspective viewpoints and an increased appreciation of film and culture.

Organised by Asian Film Archive
Supported by The Arts House

Aug 4 - Aug 6, 2017
[ Fri ] - [ Sun ]
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM SGT
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5 min walk from City Hall Mrt Station.
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