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A Frame In Time

46:23 Min
A Frame In Time

A Frame In Time - S1E3: Trishaw Rider

26 Apr 2020 10:00pm
Lai Foong Moi painted the Trishaw Rider in 1961. It is more than a portrait of everyday life in Singapore. Depicted at a moment of rest and playing a nose flute, the artist pushes one to think about the labourer beyond his profession. What are his hopes and aspirations? What was life like for working-class Singaporeans in the 1960s and 1970s?
About the Show

A Frame in Time explores life in Singapore between colonialism and self governance, merger and separation and beyond. Helmed by auteur Kelvin Tong, the documentary starts with an iconic oil painting in the National Gallery Singapore. It takes the audience on an intimate journey from the 1950s to the 1970s, stopping at poignant milestones to hear personal stories of a time gone by.

Featuring the works of accomplished artist Lai Foong Moi, Cultural Medallion winner Chua Mia Tee and social realist Koeh Sia Yong, the three-part docu drama shows us Singapore through different lenses. We find out why many of our pioneering generation are able to speak Malay and how hawkers in the early days started out as illegal street vendors. Enchanted by the sounds of the streets, we witness the working class eke out a life in a young Singapore. We reflect on the social issues and propositions the artists have made through their paintings.

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