Techno-Imaginations on Screen
Films and AV-based media have shaped our imaginations of technology. This film festival offers new tools for thinking about, representing, and understanding the role and impact of technology in society.
The festival showcases Singapore-based and international film-makers and artists who are using creative cinematic techniques and exploring provocative subject matter in Asia and beyond. The collection reimagines technologies from the everyday to the state-of-the-art both in their visual narratives and the production of the film itself.
Transportation back to the Grand Copthorne will leave at 22:15 (boarding time at 22:00)
You can download the full festival programme here.
Documentary Screening: Healing Fukushima
Friday, 24 June, 18.45-20.00
Level 2 Theatre, CREATE Tower, University Town
Directed by Sulfikar Amir
Written by Shi-Lin Loh
What happened when a nuclear disaster struck Japan? Healing Fukushima is a documentary exploration of Japanese medical responses to a series of disasters that culminated in the nuclear accidents on 11 March 2011. It depicts how Japanese medical professionals responded to the disaster, which is complicated by an invisible component of radiation risk. The film examines the emergence of a new mode of knowledge production in the wake of unforeseen calamity. Featuring the voices of eight practitioners from two municipal hospitals and Fukushima’s flagship institute of medical education, the film presents their reflections on the health issues produced by the 3.11 disaster, as well as the complexities involved in creating and conducting a system of post-disaster medical care. Revolving around resilience and knowledge production, the film explores responses, contingencies, and practices as the three themes that characterize institutional and individual responses to the Fukushima nuclear crisis. It carries the viewer from practitioners’ workplaces to private spaces and the affected areas around Fukushima.