Commemorating Singapore’s bicentennial, “Becoming Singapore” uncovers clues from the island’s mysterious past and explores myths that have lasted for generations. Tracing back hundreds of years, presenter Eunice Olsen examines Singapore’s forgotten history as well as her own long-lost roots. In an evocative journey across the island’s bustling streets, excavation sites, mangrove swamps, lush green parks, art galleries, and clan associations, we meet a variety of people with rich and diverse stories to tell. Eunice takes a bold step into understanding her own past—but how does her own family history mirror that of Singapore’s?
Screening time: Sunday, May 17th, 10:10-10:58, Shedd Institute Recital Hall
Length: 48 mins.
Director: Tom St. John Gray
Producer: Tom St. John Gray
Distributor: Channel NewsAsia, Mediacorp