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Sun 17 Jul 2005

Mon 18 Jul - Moving Gods, movie on Ubin's German Girl

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XTREME Production presents "MOVING GODS" - a feature TV Drama by Director Ho Choon Hiong about a mysterious temple in Pulau Ubin that worships a German girl. The cast: Paerin Choa, Teo Kiat Sing, Johnny Ng.

This drama is adapted from a play by Lim Jen Erh for The Theatre Practice. The story revolves around a filmmaker's (Jen) search for the German Girl mystery. Who is this German Girl, and why do people pray to her? More importantly, why does she always appear in Jen's dream?

Arts Central blurb - Preserving memories but at what expense? What happens when a temple is forced to move when the land it is sitting on is earmarked for urban renewal?

The film will be screened this Monday 18th July 2005: 9.30pm
Venue: Cathay Cineleisure's Panasonic Hall 8
Admission: Free, (tickets at the door, first-come-first-served).

This is part of Arts Central's drama series, Stage to Screen.

For background on the German Girl Temple, see Pulau Ubin Stories Archives: "Mystery Girl of Ubin." By Tan Shzr Ee. The Straits Times, 09 Mar 2003.

See also Find the German Girl. Webpage by Frische-Medien (Germany) to gather information about the girl and the shrine. A project headed by Ho Choon Hiong (Singapore), who is backed by Amie S. Williams (Balmaidenfilm Productions, USA).

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