Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Diminishing Memories at the Arts House

Screenings will be followed by the director’s Q&A sessions
**The filmmaker will donate her proceeds from the premiere to The Substation and the Asian Film Archive**

Thirty-one-year-old filmmaker Eng Yee Peng is a former resident of Lim Chu Kang before this rural community was uprooted to give way to redevelopment. Gone are the good, old kampong days; and her childhood memories, once fresh, are fading.
Diminishing Memories I & II are two thought-provoking and intimate documentaries, a tribute to Yee Peng’s indelible memories of Lim Chu Kang.
Follow Yee Peng’s personal journey in her attempt to re-capture her lost childhood and her struggle in letting her beloved kampong go. Both films are narrated in Mandarin and subtitled in English, with interviews conducted in Mandarin, English and the Teochew dialect.

Diminishing Memories I (50mins) takes you on a personal journey with Eng Yee Peng, the filmmaker, to recollect her childhood memories of living in Lim Chu Kang, a village that has already died and its spirit dispersed. Find out more about the former Lim Chu Kang community and landscape; with the use of archival photographs, old 16-mm film footage, interviews of former residents, and an animation that will piece together memories of kampong life that is almost unheard of today.

Diminishing Memories II (49mins) Prompted by the Singapore government’s recent announcement of a plan to turn Lim Chu Kang into an agriculture-cum-entertainment attraction, Yee Peng sets out to revisit vestiges of her haunting childhood for the second time. A new film with fresh content on interviews with the new investors and current tenants of Lim Chu Kang, Yee Peng 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.

Trailers & Reviews of the films: http://diminishingmemories.spaces.live.com

Film Screenings:
Fridays (19th September & 3rd October)- 7:30pm
Saturdays (20th September & 4th October)- 4pm, 7:30pm

The Arts House, Screening Room
Address: 1 Old Parliament Lane, Singapore 179429
(Nearest MRT- Raffles Place)

Ticket Prices:
S$8.50 Full
S$6.50 Concession (Students & Senior Citizens)

Tickets are available at The Arts House Box Office
Only 75 tickets per screening, book early to avoid disappointment!

Ticket Bookings:
The Arts House Ticketing Hotline: 6332 6919 or email tickets@toph.com.sg
Bulk Bookings: 6332 6912 or email martini@toph.com.sg
The Arts House Website: http://www.theartshouse.com.sg/event_details_2008.php?id=826

You can read my reviews of Diminishing Memories here: Part 1 and Part 2

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