Diminishing Memories (2008) |

Diminishing Memories (2008)


Diminishing Memories / (50 mins) 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 (49 mins) Prompted by the Singapore government’s 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. Both films were screened to sold-out audiences at The Arts House from September to November 2008 and were invited to international film festivals. Diminishing Memories won the Best Tertiary Documentary at the 19th Queensland New Filmmakers Award competition in Australia. It was also nominated for Best Documentary and was awarded the Special Jury Commendation Award at the Asian Festival of First Films in 2005.

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Eng Yee Peng, Associate Artist (Film), The Substation

Wednesday, 03 February 2010
12.00 p.m. - 2.00 p.m.

Seminar Room 3-1
Level 3, Manasseh Meyer
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
469C Bukit Timah Road
Singapore 259772

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