Scene UnSeen

Special Feature
Film screening, live performances by The Oddfellows and Obstacle Upsurge and Q&As

Abdul Nizam and Friends Singapore 180 Min NC16 (Coarse Language and Sexual References) World Premiere

An honest, heartfelt documentary about Singapore’s underground music scene opens a rare window into a slice of Singapore that has largely eluded the public eye.

Comprising interviews, archival footage and animation, Scene UnSeen captures the pleasures and pains of Singapore’s underground music scene, as shared by icons from the punk, hardcore, metal and alternative genres. The diverse set of bands, artists, gig organisers and fans featured in the film also candidly delves into issues of discrimination, disenfranchisement and the disillusionment posed by making art in a hypercapitalist and highly surveilled city.

Timing & Venue

Price

28 November 2021,
Sunday, 7.30pm
Esplanade

$15.00
$25.00

Closed

All guests must present proof of vaccination (either via TraceTogether or HealthHub app) before entering the halls.

English Title

Scene UnSeen

Country

Singapore

Year

2021

Runtime

180 Min

Rating

NC16 (Coarse Language and Sexual References)

Language(s)

English

Credits

Abdul Nizam and Friends

Abdul Nizam was a Singaporean independent musician and filmmaker who played in the pioneering local bands The NoNames and The Oddfellows. Many of his films premiered at SGIFF, with Datura winning Best Singapore Short Film in 1999. Following Nizam’s death in 2016, that year’s SGIFF screened a special selection of his works in tribute to him.

Cast & Crew

Cast

Screenwriter

Mark RAVINDER FROST

Producer

Panuksmi HARDJOWIROGO

Contact

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