Following three people of different ages over the course of one afternoon as they reach a crucial decision in their lives, TIONG BAHRU is a lyrical and thoughtful short film that explores ideas of belonging, place and family.

Filmed on beautiful 35mm Cinemascope in the hawker centre and market of the heritage estate of Tiong Bahru in Singapore, TIONG BAHRU features a cast of over 150 volunteers from Singapore and is the 10th of the acclaimed Civic Life series, from director Christine Molloy and Joe Lawlor.

TIONG BAHRU premiered at the National Museum of Singapore on Tuesday 5th October, and was seen at the Encounters Short Film Festival in Bristol (UK) in November 2010 and at the Rotterdam Film Festival in January 2011. It is currently on tour in the UK. More details can be found here: desperateoptimists.com/

TIONG BAHRU is a collaboration between the National Museum and British Council, with the support of the URA and Singapore International Foundation and the kind assistance of the PA and the NEA.

Check out other UK Arts related projects here: britishcouncil.org.sg/UKArts

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Unique opportunities to connect with UK creative industries
We think the arts are a great way to bring people from different cultures together. Working with our partners, we create platforms and residencies to showcase cutting-edge work from the UK and…


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Unique opportunities to connect with UK creative industries
We think the arts are a great way to bring people from different cultures together. Working with our partners, we create platforms and residencies to showcase cutting-edge work from the UK and provide opportunities for like-minded artists and arts organisations to collaborate internationally.

Our recent projects include the groundbreaking community film Civic Life Tiong Bahru and Writing the City – an international community of new, emerging and established writers who share their work, give and receive feedback and get invaluable opportunities to take their writing forward.

We are proud to have strong partnerships with: National Arts Council Singapore, Singapore International Foundation, National Museum of Singapore, Media Development Authority Singapore and Urban Redevelopment Authority Singapore.

Website: britishcouncil.org.sg/uk-arts
Future Memory: futurememory.sg
Wiritng the City: civiclife.sg/writingthecity/
Civic Life: civiclife.sg/film.html
Facebook Page: facebook.com/britishcouncilarts.sg
Twitter: twitter.com/#!/BCArtsSingapore
LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/kvasey
Our Strategy: slideshare.net/KayVasey/a-strategy-for-the-arts-in-singapore-20112014
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