ABOUT THE WORKSHOP
Cinema has a complex relationship with the nation as an imagined community and the nation state as a geographical and political entity. This workshop explores the role of national cinema in the politics of nation-building and the representation of the nation, with a focus on Singapore films. Participants will examine issues such as multiculturalism, migration, memory, and history in relation to the different constructed narratives of the nation. They will be introduced to basic film terms and techniques to enhance their understanding and use of film in their teaching.
This course is catered for educators teaching the Humanities such as English, Literature, Social Studies, General Paper and other subject matters like National Education, and Visual/Media Communication.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Chew Yiwei is a postdoctoral fellow with the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information, Nanyang Technological University. She completed her PhD dissertation on Chinese Diasporas and Cinema at the National University of Singapore. She is the recipient of the Graduate Students Teaching Award (2011) and has taught undergraduate modules on Cultural Studies, Theatre and Film.
EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION EXTENDED TILL 20 FEB!
Individual : S$120
Group (for 4 participants or more) : S$95/pax
Regular registration (till 6 Mar 2017)
Group (for 4 participants or more): $115/pax
*price includes lunch
Date: 15 March 2017 (Wednesday)
Time: 9:30am – 4:30pm
Venue: Visitors’ Briefing Room (Level 1), National Library Building
100 Victoria Street, Singapore 188064
To register, please complete the registration form and return it via email to
An acknowledgement email will be sent upon confirmation of registration. For enquiries, please contact Christina Mak at 6777 3243.