14 Apr 2005

Singapore Rebel Trailer



The two links below will take you to a trailer of Singapore Rebel. The production quality of these wav. files is in no way representative of the high quality production that the entire documentary meets. This is only a very small trailer and is not the entire documentary. I have no intention of uploading the entire documentary.

The wav. files last approximately 1 minute and 16 seconds in length and you will need to turn up the volume on your PC.

Once you have been taken to the page, click the download options illustrated in this picture....


For those of you WITHOUT broadband click here.

For those of you WITH broadband click here

If you want to read up on the documentary read the article below which was posted on Singabloodypore before, also visit singaporerebel.blogspot.com to learn more..


Tuesday March 22, 2005

A film-maker has withdrawn his documentary about Singapore's leading opposition figure from the city-state's annual film festival, after the government warned him its political content could land him in jail.

Martyn See's short film focuses on Chee Soon Juan, a frequent government critic who was ordered to pay S$500,000 (£160,875) to Singapore's first prime minister, Lee Kuan Yew, and former leader Goh Chok Tong for defamation during the 2001 elections.

See decided to pull his movie from the Singapore international film festival after the country's censorship board warned him he could be jailed for up to two years or fined if his 26-minute film was screened.

Singapore's the Straits Times reports that the board had also advised festival organisers to remove See's documentary because it was a "party political film." Under Singaporean law, local films that "contain wholly or partly either partisan or biased references to or comments on any political matter" are banned, the paper added.

Despite its strictly controlled media, Singapore has been seeking to promote itself as a centre of Asian arts, with the international film festival one of its cultural highlights. Still, Singapore regularly bans movies, on the grounds that it needs to maintain ethnic and religious harmony in the south-east Asian country of four million.
From the Guardian Newspaper

Well there goes the promotion of Singapore as a centre of Asian arts. And all despite the recent call for a Singaporean Michael Moore by youth and media conference .

"In attendance was Education Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam some speakers referred "to how wacky political websites and show business figures such as film-maker Michael Moore led the way in encouraging turnout among young voters during last year's US presidential elections."

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Where get we get the full length documentary? Is there any plan to release it on the net?

soci said...

I will not be putting the entire documentary on line in the near future. The director may be hoping to have it shown internationally. Placing the documentary on line would compromise the launch.

wanton said...

This is all subjective but:

I guess Art and Politics don't mix in this case.

The governement's "promotion" of SEA arts has been throughly disappointing. They have, so far, only supported "safe" (hence boring and talentless) artists. I'm surprised none of the journalists have caught on yet!

meera said...

what can i say? i'm not particularly surprised.

Anonymous said...

i strongly support the director to find a way to release the movie to the world outside so they really know how singaporeans live. God Bless his soul..

soci said...

The director is also concerned that Singaporeans can see it, in Singapore.

guile said...

interesting entry..

Anonymous said...

A society which has domesticated its rebels has gained its peace.

But it has also lost its future.

This side of paradise said...

Hi Steve, just noticed you had a link to my blog, This side of paradise.

It's URL is http://chuacw.ath.cx/chewy not http://chuacw.hn.org/chewy anymore...

soci said...

I usually try to link to those who link to me. Guess I am just old fashioned.

If anyone out there links to me and I have not returned the favour let me know.

Anonymous said...

A good effort by Martyn but he is against a strict government. Its a new way to promote the opposition candidates and to let Singaporeans have a different view of them.

All should have a chance to see it.

AcidFlask said...

Offtopic, but I hope you will spread the message about the death sentence of one Shanmugram Muguretsu, who is on death row for possession of marijuana. He is the only son of ailing parents and the only parent of twin teenage boys.

AcidFlask said...

On a more light-hearted note, I've put Singabloodypore firmly on the map. (Well, my map specifically.) I hope you don't mind being the Singapore blogosphere representative in Edinburgh.

Gilbert Koh said...

My thoughts on Singapore Rebel are posted here.

http://slmjd.blogspot.com/2005/04/party-political-films.html

Drop by .....

Anonymous said...

A society which has domesticated its rebels has gained its peace. But it has lost its future too.

ahmad said...

I sincerely hope that this documentary sees the light of day as soon as possible, and open the eyes of the world to the tyranny that is the reality of Singapore.

lady queer said...

Hey there, may i link you up on my blog? =)

soci said...

I will return the favour. thanks

lady queer said...

thanks mate =)