BUKIT 

BROWN VOICES

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An independent documentary, 

BUKIT BROWN VOICES tells the story of Singapore's oldest Chinese cemetery on the cusp of major change.



SCREENINGS:

Saturday May 11th 2013

Screening Room @ 
THE ARTS HOUSE

1 Old Parliament Lane 

Singapore 179429

12 noon


For tickets, please go here


The film is in competition at 

Endeavours Documentary Film Festival


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the festival


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Singapore’s oldest Chinese cemetery is in an area known as BUKIT BROWN.

 

In 2011, the Singapore Government announced that the construction of an 8-lane roadway cutting through the heart of the area would begin in 2 years.


In its final year as an intact cemetery - during the grave-sweeping festival of Qing Ming – we speak to the descendents of those buried in Bukit Brown’s jungled hills and witness age-old rituals passed down through generations. Revealed too is the unexpected beauty of a Singapore that visitors rarely see - a secret garden hidden behind the gleaming towers of this Asian metropolis.

 

 Through the voices of those who may lose their last earthly link to their ancestors, we see the cemetery not as a place of the dead, but a site filled with memories and living heritage.

 

The largest Chinese cemetery outside of China, Bukit Brown houses over 100 thousand graves - some which date back to the mid 1800s.


Co-directed by Two Chiefs' Su-Mae Khoo and Brian McDairmant, this film was shot in 2012.



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