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Screening: Merdeka by Wild Rice

Wild Rice Ltd

Available On Demand from 30 July (Thursday) to 10 August (Monday), 11.59pm

As the Singapore Bicentennial is celebrated, six young people form a group called Raffles Must Fall to examine our country’s colonial legacy. During their gatherings, they pore over forgotten texts and artefacts, re-enacting scenes from the past to better understand the nightmare of subjugation… and the dream of self-determination.

Drawing upon a wealth of historical documentation, including speeches, newspaper articles, petitions and songs, “Merdeka / 獨立 /சுதந்திரம்” confronts us with questions about our colonial past and how it still echoes through our present and into our future.

Why celebrate the beginning of colonialism rather than its end? Has Singapore gained independence without truly undergoing a process of decolonisation? And if Raffles must fall, what will he take down with him?

Written by the award-winning Alfian Sa’at in collaboration with up-and-coming playwright Neo Hai Bin, this provocative and moving new play examines how our history and humanity have been shaped – and shattered – by the forces of colonialism.

IMDA Rating: Advisory 16 (Some Mature Content)

Starring Brendon Fernandez, Chong Woon Yong, Ghafir Akbar, Rebekah Sangeetha Dorai, Umi Kalthum Ismail and Zee Wong.

Download the programme: https://tinyurl.com/merdekaprogramme

Credits: Wild Rice Ltd


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July 30 2020

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Start: July 30 @ 12:00 am
End: August 10 @ 11:59 pm
Cost: S$10
Event Categories: Slider Events, Theatre
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Screening: Merdeka by Wild Rice

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