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消逝的记忆 上/下集 Diminishing Memories 1 & 2 (free screenings)

What How are we going to learn to accept this ever-changing world? Let Singaporean documentary director Eng Yee Ping take you back in time and recollect memories from the Kampong days in her acclaimed two-part documentary films DIMINISHING MEMORIES 1 & 2. There will be a post screening Q&A discussion with the filmmaker.
When 12 July 2013 (Friday) - 13 July 2013 (Saturday), 7pm
Where Woodlands Regional Library Auditorium 900 South Woodlands Drive Woodlands Civic Centre, #01-03. Singapore 730900
Admission

Free admission to general public. You may pre-register at library e-kiosks or http://golibrary.nlb.gov.sg/programme/Arts.aspx.

 

NLB & SFS co-presents: The Way We Were film series

Film screening: 7pm

Q&A with filmmaker Eng Yee Peng: from 8pm

Diminishing Memories Part 1 (12 July Friday)

2005/ 50min / In English, Mandarin, Teochew with Chinese & English subtitles

Singapore’s economy is one of the strongest in Asia.  However, has anyone contemplated what Singapore’s prosperity has been built on?  Since 1960s, the government started resettling people from all over the country to make way for industrialisation.  Decades have now passed and villages eventually replaced by tall buildings.  Today, there are no more villages left in Singapore.  What is at stake now is the living memories of village life in Singapore are dying.  This film takes you on a personal journey with me, the filmmaker, to recollect jer childhood memories of living in Lim Chu Kang, a village that has already died and its spirit dispersed.

 

Diminishing Memories Part 2 (13 July Sat)

2008/49min/ In English, Mandarin, Teochew with Chinese & English subtitles

In order to re-capture her lost childhood, Eng Yee Peng sets out to make Diminishing Memories.  Little did she know that this first film was actually unfinished when it was completed in 2005.  The Singapore government’s latest plan to turn Lim Chu Kang into an agriculture-cum-entertainment attraction in 2006 is the motivation for the sequel- Diminishing Memories II.  Hence, the director sets out to visit the current Lim Chu Kang farming community this time, and is forced to face the deepest fear in her heart.  Find out how she learns to accept the much-changed Lim Chu Kang community and how the evolving times have also altered its spirit.

For more information about the films, visit 

http://diminishingmemories.wordpress.com/