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Private Screening of The Songs We Sang

16th January 2016
3.30pm - 5.38pm

Dear friends,

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: welovethesongs@gmail.com (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
www.facebook.com/thesongswesang

亲爱的校友,


由本地独立电影人邓宝翠执导的新谣纪录片《我们唱着的歌》配合今年新加坡国际电影节于11月29日在滨海艺术中心剧院首映。片子获得热烈回响,好评如潮。1400多张戏票短短几天便全部售完。邓宝翠也是圣尼各拉女校和华初的校友。
《我们唱着的歌》是新加坡首部以新谣为主题的长篇音乐纪录片。它记录了新加坡上世纪80年代学生,在校园里自弹自唱蔚然成风的现象,回溯1980年至1990年新谣从萌芽,到渐入巅峰这十年光景里的新加坡时代背景、语文文化与社会的变迁。通过熟悉的旋律、动人的画面和访谈,让人认识与重温新谣的发展,回味昔日的青春。
许多错过了纪录片首映的观众都期盼纪录片能够加映,但是由于影片中使用多首音乐和录像片段都需要支付版权费,《我们唱着的歌》目前只筹到足够的款项购买非商业用途的版权。
圣尼各拉女校校友会及华初校友会将在下个月联办一场“当年十六七¬—我们唱着的歌”放映会,同师长、校友和学生分享这部诚意之作。票价订在16元,足够支付剧院的租金。但是为了鼓励和支持他们实现梦想,我们呼吁大家在购票看戏之外,也乐捐给邓宝翠和她的团队,《我们唱着的歌》才能上院线,让更多人有机会观赏这部纪录片。


放映会的详情如下。赶快行动,支持《我们唱着的歌》!
日期:1月16日2016年(星期六)
时间:1530 时  (片长128分钟)
地点:首都剧院 (Capitol Theatre)
票价: 每张16元
电邮:welovethesongs@gmail.com (请通过电邮明细所需的票数。我们将提供付款及领票信息)
官方网站: www.thesongswesang.com
www.facebook.com/thesongswesang

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