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Movie Review: The Complexity of Redemption in Koe no Katachi

Portraying themes of friendship and redemption rather than romance cliches, Koe no Katachi (A Silent Voice) tackles the complexities of life and the struggle to fix fragile ties in a friendship.  Synopsis Nishimiya Shoko, a deaf girl, transfers into Ishida Shoya’s elementary school class. Tired of constantly helping her, the class starts to bully Nishimiya, especially Ishida. However, the bullying…

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Taksu – An Evening of Balinese Dance

Finals have never been so fun. Professor Irving Johnson’s module on Balinese dance establishes new traditions in face of fiscal restrictions. Since the inception of the module SE2224: Unmasked! An Introduction to Traditional Dance in Southeast Asia, I have attended previous sessions of their end-of-year performance. As such, I have observed the evolution of the…

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Japanese Film Festival 2016

The Japanese Film Festival 2016 was organised by The Japan Foundation, Japan Creative Centre, Luna Films, National Museum of Singapore and Singapore Film Society. It was held at the Gallery Theatre in the National Museum of Singapore from 1st to 18th September. The objective of the Japanese film festival is to exhibit films that are highlights…

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[Review] I Am LGB

Presented during the Singapore International Festival of Arts, I Am LGB was a play-cum-social-experiment which raised questions of identity, origin, and belonging. The audience (a.k.a participants) underwent several stages of assessments to decide who remained in the experiment, and who was liberated from it. By the end, only one participant was crowned “LGB”. “LGB” stands for “Lan Gen…

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