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Witness to War: Memories and Screens

When:

Sat Jan 20 2018, 4:30pm
Sun Jan 21 2018, 2:00pm
Thu Jan 25 2018, 8:00pm
Fri Jan 26 2018, 8:00pm
Sat Jan 27 2018, 4:30pm

Where: National Museum Of Singapore, 93 Stamford Road , Museum, Singapore

Restrictions: All ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: mingt0324

The memories of World War Two have been captured, interpreted and presented in various films—from iconic war films like Merry Christmas, Mr Lawrence to romance films such as Hiroshima Mon Amour and historically significant films like Momotaro, Sacred Sailors and Spirit of the Overseas Chinese which have not been seen in Singapore in recent history. For the first time, the National Museum, in collaboration with the Asian Film Archive, will be presenting Witness to War: Memories and Screens, a selection of films which document and remember the experience of World War Two in the Pacific and its aftermath.

In tracing the historical development from the bombing of Pearl Harbour (1941) to Hiroshima (1945), Witness to War: Memories and Screens will showcase films and narratives from Singapore and Malaya, Britain, Japan, America and Singapore’s regional neighbours, accounting for the diverse yet shared narratives of countries and people that have participated in and witnessed World War Two. This film programme—inspired by the exhibition Witness to War: Remembering 1942—invites us to reflect upon the ways film across national borders remembers a shared history that continues to shape our reality today.

For more information on the featured films, please visit National Museum Website.