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A Frame In Time

A Frame in Time takes you on an intimate journey of the birth of modern Singapore. Exploring the anti-colonial sentiment of the 1950s, the Merdeka moments of the early 1960s and the contentious moments in between, we are transported back to a time when Singaporeans had to ask themselves what it meant to be a nation.
A Frame In Time

A Frame In Time - S1E2: National Language Class

19 Apr 2020 10:00pm
A Frame in Time takes you on an intimate journey of the birth of modern Singapore. Exploring the anti-colonial sentiment of the 1950s, the Merdeka moments of the early 1960s and the contentious moments in between, we are transported back to a time when Singaporeans had to ask themselves what it meant to be a nation.

A Frame In Time

About the show:

In Season 2 of A Frame In Time, we continue to tell stories of Singapore’s past, pausing at poignant moments in the 1970s and 80s.

Film auteur, Kelvin Tong helms the series again, interweaving fiction and non-fiction for a unique approach to documentary story-telling.

In Ong Kim Seng’s ‘Night Calligrapher’, we see a man seated and presumably at work in a long alleyway. The narrative spurs an exploration into the past world of letter-writing.

Widely regarded as one of Singapore’s most important artists, Liu Kang’s painting of a ‘Young Girl with Discus’ is infused with a playful energy. This portraiture initiates our conversation about women in sports, featuring Patricia Chan, Glory Barnabas, K Jayamani, among other sporting icons.

The last episode features a mixed media abstract collage, ‘Hunting Elephants in the Batik Forest’ by artist Tumadi B. Patri. We trace the origins of wayang kulit puppetry in Singapore and explore its eventual demise to the likes of radio, cinema, and television.

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