There to Document & Freedom Talk: “Sorry, tak lepas...” The paranoia and tragedy of film censorship

by FreedomFilmFest 2022




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Note: Celeste Tan will be present at the post-screening discussion.

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Sep 2022

11:00AM (GMT+8)

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Festival Pass

This pass allows you to join all the programmes in FreedomFilmFest 2022 and a complimentary festival t-shirt.


There to Document (2021)

They were there to document. An intergenerational community reflects on the 10-year history of Freedom Film Festival in Singapore. Started by Malaysia’s Pusat Komas in 2003, activists in Singapore brought the festival here in 2010. Over the last decade, the festival has brought plural perspectives from around the world to local audiences and sparked discussions about unjust laws, inequality, migrant rights and under-represented communities. The whole festival has continuously and fearlessly presented the struggle towards justice, especially in Southeast Asia. This film celebrates the festival as part of Singapore's shifting landscape, examining its place in the changing sociopolitical realities we live in.

Runtime: 26mins
Country: Singapore
Film Language: English
Subtitle Language: English, Malay

Celeste Tan

Celeste is an aspiring documentary filmmaker and mutual aid organiser outside of her mundane day job. Her interest in Anthropology and Southeast Asian studies have shaped her approach to listening and stories.

Freedom Talk: “Sorry, tak lepas...” The paranoia and tragedy of film censorship

Listen to our panel share their experiences of what happens when you tell stories that expand the diversity of perspectives beyond the mainstream. Featured speakers include Zarul Al Bakri, producer of Spilt Gravy on Rice and a representative of FFF Singapore.

This event is part of FreedomFilmFest 2022, which is organised by Freedom Film Network (Pertubuhan Perfileman Sosial Malaysia), a non-profit society dedicated to the development and promotion of social justice and human rights films.

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