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Asian Film Archive presents the Educators’ Workshop1 min read

16 May 2008 < 1 min read


Asian Film Archive presents the Educators’ Workshop1 min read

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The Asian Film Archive brings back this May their popular Educators’ Workshop starting on 26 May, featuring a line up of four courses which are: ‘Singapore Culture and Identity Through Its Films’; ‘Introduction to Singapore Cinema’; ‘Storytelling for Film’ and ‘Understanding Chinese Culture through Cinema’.

afa.jpgParticipants will be taught by industry professionals, including Alfian Sa’at (playwright and poet), Raymond Lee (writer and producer of The Blossoming of Maximo Oliveros), Chong Wing Hong (senior writer for Lianhe Zaobao) and Karen Chan (film archivist).

Targeted at both educators and film aficionados, the courses aim to illuminate the link between film and the issues of today, including the processes behind writing for film, and the potential of films being used as a pedagogical tool to educate the young.

Courses will include film analyses of landmark Singaporean features and shorts plus Chinese classics such as East Flows the Yangtze, and will be held at the Singapore Management University (SMU) as well as at the National Library.

Course Information
26 May, SMU
9am – 1pm: Singapore Culture and Identity Through Its Films (Alfian Sa’at)

27 May
9am – 1pm: Introduction to Singapore Cinema (Karen Chan)

28 May
9am – 1pm: Storytelling for Film (Raymond Lee)

29 May
9:30am – 1:30pm: Understanding Chinese Culture Through Cinema* (Chong Wing Hong)

To register, please email ( or call 6777 3243. More information on the course conductors and details of the course can be obtained at the official website.

*Conducted in Mandarin.

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