Walking The Tightrope: Art, Censorship and The Female Gaze

By January 7, 2019 No Comments
Singapore is said to be a garden paradise with hidden landmines, especially when navigating film and the arts. Censorship and artistic integrity are often two sides of a coin. How do female filmmakers and artists walk the tightrope? What can the female gaze in Singapore cinema tell us about gender biases in society today? In a conservative, gendered society like Singapore, do female artists self-censor more than male artists do?

Li Lin and Su Ching will share some of their previous work and talk about up and coming projects.


Li Lin is one of Singapore’s pioneer female filmmakers. Her award-winning films have travelled globally to the Tribeca Film Festival, Tokyo Short Shorts and many others. In 2018, Li Lin was commissioned to direct Singapore’s National Day music video “We are Singapore”.


Su Ching is an award-winning writer who had her on-screen debut in Singapore’s Chicken Rice War (2000). Her films and plays have been featured at the Telluride Film Festival, Glasgow Film Festival, Tokyo Short Shorts, SGIFF, and performed in New York, Shanghai, and Singapore.

Li Lin and Su Ching met at NYU Tisch-Asia where they did their graduate studies.

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