Saturday, September 23, 2006

'Zahari's 17 Years' to premiere in Malaysia

Three Singapore films have been selected for screening at the 2006 Freedom Film Festival in Malaysia. Martyn See's 'Zahari's 17 Years', Tan Pin Pin's 'Singapore Gaga' and 'Moving House' will feature among an international slate of films dedicated to raising the consciousness of socio-political issues.

Following Martyn See's participation in last year's festival, local documentary filmmaker Tan Pin Pin has been invited by this year's organisers to present her work. She will be attending the screenings at Taylor's College in Subang Jaya.

The festval will run over two weekends in two venues.

29 Sept to 1 Oct
KLANG VALLEY : Taylor’s College, 1, Jalan SS15/8, 47500, Subang Jaya,
For invite in Klang Valley, call Effa Desa 03-79685415

6 Oct to 8 Oct
PENANG : The Actors Studio Greenhall, Ground Floor, Zhong Zheng School Memorial Centre, 32, Lebuh Light, 10200 Penang
For invite in Penang, call Wee Ching 012-2755438 Or Chon Kai 019-5669518

Showtimes for 'Zahari's 17 Years'
Klang Valley on Oct 1, 2.30pm
Penang on Oct 8, 2.30pm

The full schedule of the festival here.


Blueheeler - the hound who sniffs out fishy news said...

May S'pore's films do well...overseas! If the powers-that-be fear the message of films, you know that they have lost the plot...

Anonymous said...

Sounds interesting. Is there a way to download these films somewhere?
I just watched 'Singapore Rebel' and I like it.

Reminds me much of struggles in many places around the world, be they anarchists, socialists, communists or others.

~peace&solidarity~ from Germany


Amir Muhammad said...

Hey Martyn,

Saw '17 Years' at the Freedom Film Fest. Good response. I admired the way you mimicked 'solitary confinement' by keeping it tight on Said Zahari. Look forward to your next work lah.

Anonymous said...

some of my crimethlnc thoughts here:

I just saw Singapore Rebel. I must say I did enjoy the interview with Dr Chee though I am disappointed and fearful to have witness the unhealty state of democracy or maybe a disney land version of a benign-police-state-dictatorship that singaporeans must live by.

Maybe its a question with apathy that singaporians are fed with the comforts of life(illusions) at the price of basic civic liberal rights of man. In the Plato's The Republic, life on earth is compared to a cave in which prisoners are chained to the floor only to see shadows flicker across the wall from soem light of fire, when one prisoner escapes he discovers that the world he had been living was nothing but lies. he returns to the cave where his companions find it hard to take his politics seriously.

In the case of Singapore and of what little i know of its current government. I belive the PAP is a well managed reputable government that serves its people to its best interest, though a little more trust in its people(singaporians)in the transparency with how it voices views/debates are the basis of a any liberal society.

from ur half s'porian/english twat in shoreditch-east london.

p/s keep doing more films !!

Anonymous said...

I am a big fan of alternative film on Singapore. However, most of these films are banned. I have managed to get Royston Tan's 15 and The Singapore Rebel online. Although I do admit it's a breach of copyright and academic integrity techinically, I have to request that Martyn find a way to make available to net users his films. There's no other way to spread the word except for non-profit. Unfortunate but true...