One of our talented alumni, Singapore filmmaker Eva Tang (邓宝翠)’s first feature documentary, The Songs We Sang 《我们唱着的歌》, was a resounding success when it premiered at the Esplanade Theatre on 29 November 2015, as part of the Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF). All 1,400 tickets were snapped within days. It was a night of emotions, tears and memories for many among the audiences.
The Songs We Sang chronicles the journey and delves deep into the origins of Xinyao (新谣) - a powerful artistic movement in the 1980s characterised by its uniquely local Chinese language songs about family, friendships and everyday life in Singapore. It features many popular singers and important personalities from the Xinyao movement, as well as younger pop singers such as Stefanie Sun and JJ Lin.
The St Nicholas Girls’ School Alumnae Association (SNGAA) and Hwa Chong Junior College Alumni will be jointly organising a private screening in two weeks’ time. Together with Eva and team, we hope to share this moving and highly-acclaimed documentary with fellow alumni – including the younger generation, so that they too can learn about this significant part of our history and culture.
We would also like to take this opportunity to raise funds for Eva and her team to acquire the copyright for the many songs and music videos in the documentary, so that The Songs We Sang can be screened in cinemas. Tickets for the private screening are priced at a nominal fee of $16 each to cover the rental cost of the theatre. We would like to appeal for donations to help Eva realise her dream and bring the documentary to a wider audience. Donation boxes will be available at the event.
Come join us and support The Songs We Sang! Details are as follows:
Date: 16 Jan 2016 (Saturday)
Time: 1530 hrs (duration: 128 mins)
Venue: Capitol Theatre
Price: $16 per ticket
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (Please write in to us indicating the number of tickets you would like to purchase and we will respond accordingly)
Official website/Facebook: www.thesongswesang.com
时间：1530 时 （片长128分钟）
地点：首都剧院 （Capitol Theatre）