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Saturday, August 20, 2005

Moving Gods Screening at NUS



MOVING GODS
and other stories of the German Girl Shrine

Date: 26 August 2005 (Friday)
Time: 7pm
Venue: NUS LT 25 (See map)
Admission: FREE

"Moving Gods" is a movie adapted from a play by Lim Jen Erh about the German Girl Shrine on Pulau Ubin for the Mediacorp Arts Central "Stage to Screen" series.

The German Girl Shrine is a Taoist shrine on Pulau Ubin in Singapore that is possibly the only Taoist Shrine in the world dedicated to a German but with a Malay title of "datuk". Gamblers and fortune seekers from all over Asia visits it. It has captured the fascination of many, including the director, Ho Choon Hiong, who also did several other documentaries on the shrine. He embarked on a project "Find German Girl" which seeks to trace the girl's family back to Germany.

Find out more about the German Girl Shrine and other mysteries on Ubin in this evening of legends and history.

There is also a Q&A session with the director where you can find out first hand the many experiences he has encountered in his quest to unveil the mystery.

Program:
7.00pm - German Girl Documentary
7.15pm - Curse of the Moving Gods Documentary
7.30pm - Q&A with the director
8.00pm - Moving Gods, the Movie
9.00pm - End

For more information, please email November Tan.

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