Alt Screen: Classroom Matters – A Way Out (Singapore Premiere)

  • Language: English
  • Target Audience: Adults
  • Category: Arts, Other Happenings
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Tue, 28 May, 2019, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM (GMT+8)

National Library

Level 16 - The Pod

100 Victoria Street National Library Board

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A documentary by Qiong Zheng
Rating: PG13 (Some coarse language)
Running Time: 94 mins
Language: Mandarin (with English subtitles)

Late-comers will not be admitted after 8pm.

Join us on 28 May 2019 for the screening of A Way Out, followed by a post-screening discussion with Assistant Professor Yang Peidong from the National Institute of Education.

A Way Out follows three Chinese teenagers from different socio-economic backgrounds, all in the same education system, as they seek out their futures. The film traces the students’ expectations, fears and hopes as they strive to find their worth and place in China’s emergent modern society.

About the Speaker
Dr Yang Peidong is an Assistant Professor in the Humanities and Social Studies Education Academic Group at the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University.
His research interests are in the sociology of education and educational mobility. He has conducted research on Chinese migrant students in Singapore, immigration tensions and immigrant integration, Indian students pursuing medical education in China, and immigrant teachers in Singapore schools. He is the author of International Mobility and Educational Desire: Chinese Foreign Talent Students in Singapore (Palgrave, 2016). Yang is from China and was educated in mainstream Chinese schools until, at the age of 17, a Singapore government scholarship offered him “a way out”.

​Tuesday, 28 May 2019
7.30 pm – 9.30 pm
Level 16, The Pod
National Library Building
For access to The Pod, please proceed to the lift lobby opposite the information counter at Level 1.
Free admission.
This series features Asian cinematic stories that offer critical perspectives and interpretations of global issues. In its fourth edition, Alt Screen: Classroom Matters explores matters and issues related to the classroom, ways of disseminating knowledge and revealing lessons learnt beyond the classroom or textbooks.


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