Malaya Black and White | Free film screenings on Wednesday evenings

Encapsulating the often false dichotomies that govern how we view the world, Malaya Black and White is a film series that present another aspect of the colonial archive - the moving image. Ranging from feature films to documentaries and propaganda materials, the cinematographic representations of colonial Malaya shift the focus away from simply content, as it recognises merit in what may have previously been branded tasteless.

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Upcoming Screening - The Tiger of Malaya (1943)
Date: 24 Oct 2012
Time: 7.30pm

Venue: NUS Museum

The Tiger of Malaya or Marai no Tora retells the life story of Tani Yutaka. Born in Terrenganu in 1910, Tani Yutaka was nicknamed “Harimau” during his days as a Japanese guerilla along the southern Thailand border. He died young at the age of 32 after being struck down with malaria, shortly after the fall of Singapore.

Film is in Japanese with English subtitles done by NUS students from LAJ3205 (Media Japanese) and is co-presented with the Centre for Language Studies.

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  1. I pondered to myself recently what were the most important things in my life. The answer seems to be clear that art was up there in importance. Why? Frankly, I don't really know. May be someone here can enlighten me?
    As was my wont w
    hen I have some free time, I browsed the marvelous site,, where they keep thousands of digital images for customers to select to have printed into handsome canvas prints for their homes.
    This image jumped out to jolt my reveries: Still life with bread, by the Cubist Georges Braque. Is art like this picture, as essential as bread and water, or should I say bread and wine?


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