Reimagining Histories: People Power Bombshell - The Diary of Vietnam Rose


[Cover image courtesy of the family of Celso Ad. Castillo]

In 1986 The Diary of Vietnam Rose was shot on the island of Luzon by legendary director Celso Castillo, starring Liz Alindogan, leading lady of ‘sexy’ films. An attempt to make a political film at a time when the Marcos regime was collapsing and Oliver Stone was around the corner shooting Platoon; it was never completed. Decades later, artist-filmmaker John Torres brings it back to life, combining the un-restored footage, beautifully ravaged by decay, with new material. The original cast and crew then ‘redub’ the images, overlaying their spoken memories and stories, as histories and fictions, filmmaking and revolutions collide.

Director: John Torres
Starring: Liz Alindogan, Celso Ad. Castillo, Richard Boyle
Philippines / 2016 / 89 mins / M18 (Nudity)

28 Feb 2019, Thur 7pm
The Projector, Blue Room

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the film-maker, John Torres, hosted by film historian and writer, Ben Slater.

Registration is free.
Limited capacity, register now to secure your spot!

Reimagining Histories is a short season of films presenting four feature-length ‘documentaries’ that interrogate specific national histories, from Ireland, USA, Cambodia and the Philippines. Using various strategies, many of which reinvent our notions of documentary, each of these films explores how histories (and films) are lost and recovered, how personal stories intermingle with national events, and how fictions often reveal greater truths than any official set of facts.

Presented by The Future of Our Pasts Festival

The Future of Our Pasts Festival (TFOOPFest) is a month-long festival showcasing 11 creative projects by students and recent graduates from different tertiary institutions in Singapore and abroad, that reimagine lesser-known stories of our communities and places through arts and media. #TFOOPFest invites you to view our history in a new light, discover stories of our past and present, and engage with what they mean for Singapore — now and in the future.

Festival website: futureofourpasts.com

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