Alt Screen: Classroom Matters – The Silent Teacher (Singapore Premiere)

  • Language: English
  • Target Audience: Adults, 50 and above, Educators/Parents
  • Category: Arts, Other Happenings
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Tue, 18 Feb, 2020, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM (GMT+8)

National Library

Level 16 - The Pod

100 Victoria Street

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  • Language: English
  • Target Audience: Adults, 50 and above, Educators/Parents

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A documentary by Maso Chen
Rating: PG13 (Some Mature Content)
Running Time: 74 mins
Language: Taiwanese Hokkien and Mandarin (with English and Mandarin subtitles)

Late-comers will not be admitted after 8pm.

Join us for the screening of The Silent Teacher, a documentary by Maso Chen. There will also be discussion with Associate Professor Ng Yee Kong from the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore.

In Taiwan, medical students refer to cadavers as "The Silent Teacher." This film documents the episodic impressions of Lin Hui-tsung’s daily life while his late wife’s body is embalmed, dissected by students in anatomy classes, and finally buried more than two years after her passing from cancer. 

About the Speaker
Associate Professor Ng Yee Kong teaches in the Department of Anatomy at the National University of Singapore (NUS). He is a dentist and a researcher in neuroscience. A/P Ng is involved in raising awareness and promoting the “Silent Mentors, Body Donation Programme” at the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. He is the founding president of Firefly Mission, which promotes children’s education and community welfare. In his free time, he enjoys hiking mindfully in nature as well as aerial drone photography and videography.

Tuesday, 18 February 2020
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. No food and drinks allowed.
This series features Asian cinematic stories that offer critical perspectives and interpretations of global issues. In its fourth edition, Alt Screen: Classroom Matters explores stories and issues related to the classroom, ways of disseminating knowledge and revealing lessons learnt beyond the classroom or textbooks.

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