In The Light of History: Visions of a Nascent Nation


Using Hele Sa Hiwagang Hapis (A Lullaby to the Sorrowful Mystery, 2016) by Lav Diaz as a starting point, the panel will explore the artistic investigations in relation to national narratives and myth-making. Join us to explore how Southeast Asian history is represented and challenged through cinema and visual art, particularly in the pre-independence era with the burgeoning of nationalism.

Featured Speakers:

Lav Diaz (Filmmaker)

June Yap (Independent Curator)

Silke Schmickl (Curator/Manager (Programmes), Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore, LASALLE College of the Arts)

Facilitated by Shabbir Hussain Mustafa (Senior Curator, National Gallery Singapore).

Free Admission with registration.

*A free guided tour of the UOB Southeast Asia Gallery is available for registered participants from 2pm - 3pm. If you are also interested in this tour, please register at http://itlohtours.peatix.com/. 40 spaces are available on a first come, first served basis. Meeting point: Tours Desk at B1 Concourse.


An initiative by the Asian Film Archive, REFRAME is a series that aims to bring together diverse audiences and the film community at large through an innovative range of programmes, encouraging dialogue and examining topics surrounding cinema and the moving image.

By asking the hard questions and re-looking at trends and issues critically, the series will construct meaningful frameworks that bring forth multi-perspective viewpoints and an increased appreciation of film and

*For the film screening of Hele Sa Hiwagang Hapis (A Lullaby to the Sorrowful Mystery, 2016), please purchase your tickets at www.sistic.com.sg/events/cafangs0816

Organised by
Asian Film Archive

Programming Partners
National Gallery Singapore, Akanga Film Asia, Potocol
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Sun Aug 21, 2016
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM SGT
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National Gallery Singapore, Auditorium
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1 St Andrew’s Road, Singapore 178957 Singapore
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