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One of the most original and distinctive voices in Singapore cinema, Abdul Nizam was a filmmaker who never stopped searching for the truth of humanity in all his works. From his breakthrough short film Datura to his final feature film Breaking the Ice, he constantly found new ways to see and understand ourselves and the world around us. Gifted with an innate sense of rhythm and an imaginative eye for the visual language of cinema, Nizam’s films are sensorial and thought-provoking examinations of our reality and identity.
This retrospective is made possible with the technical support of Ngee Ann Polytechnic and Infinite Studios.


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    For Nizam: A Retrospective - Programme 1

    / The Arts House

    Gifted with an innate sense of rhythm and an imaginative eye for the visual language of cinema, Nizam’s films are sensorial and examinations of our reality.

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    For Nizam: A Retrospective - Programme 2

    / The Arts House

    Gifted with an innate sense of rhythm and an imaginative eye for the visual language of cinema, Nizam’s films are sensorial and examinations of our reality.

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    For Nizam: A Retrospective – Programme 3


    Commissioned in 2002 by MediaCorp TV12 Suria, Koridor was a television series based on the award- winning short collection by Singapore writer Alfian Sa’at. Koridor was groundbreaking in its sensitive and poignant portrayal of the Malay community and the filmic aesthetics it brought to local television. The series will be presented with newly translated English subtitles.

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    For Nizam: A Retrospective - Programme 4

    / The Arts House

    Commissioned in 2002 by MediaCorp TV12 Suria, Koridor was a television series based on the award- winning short collection by Singapore writer Alfian Sa’at. Koridor was groundbreaking in its sensitive and poignant portrayal of the Malay community and the filmic aesthetics it brought to local television.

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    For Nizam: A Retrospective – Programme 5


    Gifted with an innate sense of rhythm and an imaginative eye for the visual language of cinema, Nizam’s films are sensorial and examinations of our reality.