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Films

For Sama (2019)

NC16 (Some Mature Content) 

Dir. Waad Al-Kateab & Edward Watts  

A shatteringly powerful documentary about Assad’s inhumane regime in Aleppo, Syria.

Night on Earth (1991)

M18 (Scene of Intimacy) 

Dir. Jim Jarmusch  

In five cities, five taxi drivers pick up passengers that spiral into dramatic encounters.

Fri 25 Oct | Oldham Theatre | 8.00pm

After Life (1998)

PG 

Dir. Hirokazu Kore-eda  

After Life asks of us to reflect on our existence and relationships.

Sat 26 Oct | Oldham Theatre | 1.30pm

The River (1951)

PG 

Dir. Jean Renoir  

Harriet recalls her childhood days where she fell in love along the Ganges River.

Sat 26 Oct | Oldham Theatre | 4.30 pm

Canoa: A Shameful Memory (1976)

NC16 (Some Violence) 

Dir. Felipe Cazals  

What was it like to climb up a mountain in Mexico 50 years ago?

Sat 26 Oct | Oldham Theatre | 8.00pm

The Creatures (1966)

PG 

Dir. Agnés Varda 

A genre-defying and mind-bending film, The Creatures blurs the lines between reality and fiction.

Sun 27 Oct | Oldham Theatre | 4:00 pm

VAI (2019)

PG 

Dir. Various 

Eight Pacific women across seven islands are linked by their relationships with water.

Sun 27 Oct | Oldham Theatre | 7.30pm

Blog

Inside For Sama – A mother’s fight for normalcy amid the chaos of war; By Sherlyn Seah
Uncovering Canoa: A Shameful Memory – A powerful cautionary tale for present-day countries; By Letazia Chia Leshea
Beyond VAI – A Heartfelt Film by Pacific Women on Underrepresented Struggles; By Vernette Didier Chia
Pushing Boundaries with “Fresh and Edgy” Films; by Yap Shi Quan
A Director who Encounters and Tackles Intersections; by Shabana Begum
A Conversation with Tan Pin Pin
A Conversation with Ong Keng Sen
Off Script: Film Meets Improv; by Julia Tan
Singapore Cinema as National Cinema; by Edna Lim
The Layers of Adaptation (2002); by Meng Hui
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Filming From A New Perspective: An Interview With Gina Kim
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Breaking Asian stereotypes in Hollywood
PFF Recommends: 3 local films to watch on National Day
The Legend of James Dean, and why he still matters
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The team

Perspectives is an annual arts event that features breakthrough films that are thematically curated. Now in its twelfth year, the festival is an annual practicum course run by the faculty of the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information (WKWSCI). Perspectives is organised by undergraduates from the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and is the first student-run film festival in Singapore.

Supervisor

Eternality Tan

Festival Directors

Vess / Danelia

Programming

Rachel / Megan / Harviran / Raffaella

Design & IT

Juline / Macabelle / Elizabeth / Caitlin

Festival Management

Charlene / Chow / Kirsty / Prissie / Chanel

Publicity & Sponsorship

Yun Rong / Stephanie / Jia Hui / Michelle / Juliana

Archives

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Sponsors

Perspectives receives major financial support from the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information, Nanyang Technological University, and from the generous contributions of the following companies who help make our event successful.