Screenings: Re-Thinking the City – Film documentaries reflecting urban dynamics selected by Dr Marc Glöde, Visiting Scholar NTU ADM/CCA Singapore
14 Jan 2017, Sat 04:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Saturday, 7 January
4.00 – 6.00pm
03-FLATS, Lei Yuan Bin, concept and research by Dr Lilian Chee, National University of Singapore and 13 Little Pictures. Singapore, 2014, 90 min
Singapore’s public housing programme—an inclusive space that prioritises families and intergenerational living—is arguably the most successful in the world. Amidst this backdrop, 03-FLATS follows the domestic experiences of three single women who are at different stages of their lives. Looking from within each flat, the architectural essay film moves between the women’s distinctively lived interiors and the ordered public spaces beyond. It records how domestic resilience might resist the ennui of mass housing, turning housing into home. 03-FLATS is a key filmic output of a research initiative led by Dr Lilian Chee (Department of Architecture, NUS). Chee conceptualised the project and made the architectural essay film in collaboration with award-winning Singaporean director and filmmaker Lei Yuan Bin (13 Little Pictures). The film probes how domesticity—a critical component wherein home is produced—may be viscerally represented and experientially encountered.
03-FLATS has screened in 12 cities worldwide. It was in chosen to compete at the Busan International Film Festival (2014) and won the best ASEAN documentary at the Salaya International Documentary Film Festival (2015). It was recently featured in the Singapore Pavilion at the 15th International Architecture Biennale in Venice (2016).
Saturday, 14 January
The screening of this film is supported by Asian Film Archives, Singapore.
4.00 – 7.30pm
Building Dreams – In search of Singapore Architecture, Singapore, 2002 – 2004, 198 min
Building Dreams is an eight-part documentary that explores the development of Singapore’s built heritage. The series features key architects and planners who have played an important role in the shaping of Singapore’s present cityscape.
Episode 1: Dawn of a New Era, directed by Tan Pin Pin, 25 min
Episode 2: Reinventing the Skyline, directed by Tan Pin Pin, 23 min
Episode 3: The Living Landscape, directed by Tania Sng, 24 min
Episode 4: Reflections on the Urbanscape, directed by Gek Li San, 24 min
Episode 5: Living in the Tropics, directed by Yee Chang Kang, 25 min
Episode 6: Spaces of Memory, directed by Tan Pin Pin, 26 min
Episode 7: Constructions of Identity, directed by Juan Foo, 26 min
Episode 8: Future Landscapes, directed by Gek Li San, 26 min
The screening of this film is supported by XTREME Media Pte Ltd.