23 Mar 2005

Singapore Rebel

 Posted by Hello


CSJ film "objectionable under Films Act"
From: "Singapore International Film Festival"
To: singapore_rebel@yahoo.com
Subject: Singapore Rebel
Date: Wed, 16 Mar 2005 18:41:12 +0800

Dear Martyn,

As requested, this is what happened.

On Friday March 11, Philip (Cheah) was asked to meet the censors at 4.30pm. At the MICA office, he was told that SINGAPORE REBEL was objectionable under the Films Act pertaining to political party videos. He was "advised" to inform you to withdraw your film whereby the matter would be dropped, failing which, the full extent of the law would apply.

Yours sincerely,
Lesley Ho
Director
Singapore International Film Festival
45A Keong Saik Road
Singapore 089149
Tel: +65 6738 7567
Fax: +65 6738 7578
Email: filmfest@pacific.net.sg
Website: www.filmfest.org.sg

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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

If Martyn is a Singaporean citizen or PR, please inform him that he can go to his "Meet the People Session" and seek his MP for help.

soci said...

I dare you to go to a 'meet the people session' and say "Dr Chee".

Anonymous said...

FYI, I'm a blogger who helps out at MPS. Guess who? ;) Look in your list.

Readymade said...

I don't think the Govt was right in twisting Philip Cheah's arm, but I think we have a severe lack of imagination when it comes to political commentary in film. Whatever happened to allegory or satire?