Creative Work Database
Listing of creative work related to Singapore.
Our new Creative Work database is a repository for literary and dramatic works related to Singapore which are written by FASS Faculty and Students, past and present. The contents of this work-in-progress call on the theories and techniques taught and researched at FASS. Some of the creative work links to a sample of the original text. Research is also ongoing and the database will grow as we continue to update it. Items with the symbol “i” indicate that an abstract is available.
To search more effectively, please use the MLA or APA citation style which uses the author’s last name and initials.
1.Shirkers, Dir. Sandi Tan, Shirkers LLC, 2018, Documentary.i<x An inspired labor of love for zine-making teens Sandi Tan, Jasmine Ng and Sophie Siddique, Shirkers was a Singapore-made 1992 cult classic—or it would have been, had the 16mm footage not been stolen by their enigmatic American collaborator Georges Cardona, who disappeared. More than two decades later, Tan, now a novelist in L.A., returns to the country of her youth and to the memories of a man who both enabled and thwarted her dreams. Magically, too, she returns to the film itself, revived in a way she never could have imagined. Shirkers (USA, 96 mins, 2018) made its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in 2018, where Sandi Tan received the World Cinema Documentary Directing Award, and went on to tour festivals all over the world, including True/False, HotDocs, CPHDOX, Sheffield Doc/Fest, Full Frame, San Francisco Intl. Film Festival, AFI Docs and more before a global release on Netflix as a Netflix Original Documentary.Languages: EnglishCategories: Creative Works Category, Documentary, Film
2.The Obs: A Singapore Story, 2014i<x Tracing the footsteps of Singapore’s most important independent band from Bali to Bergen, THE OBS: A SINGAPORE STORY explores the relationships and processes behind The Observatory’s brooding, brilliant and confounding body of work, set against their nation’s problematic music history, which has weathered governmental clampdowns and wavering public support.Languages: EnglishDepartments: English Language and LiteratureCategories: Documentary
3.Xi Ju Bai Nian: Xin Jia Po Hua Wen Xi Ju 1913-2013 [戏聚百年：新加坡华文戏剧1913-2013], Singapore: Drama Box and National Museum of Singapore, 2013, Print.Languages: ChineseDepartments: Chinese StudiesCategories: Documentary
4.Personas, Dir. BK Lim, BK & Gaik Kim, 2012, Film.Languages: EnglishDepartments: SociologyCategories: Documentary, Film
5.The Magical Hands, Dir. Kong Kam Yoke, Oral History Centre, Singapore, 1994, Film.Languages: EnglishDepartments: Chinese StudiesCategories: Documentary