Video Making and Distribution Under Repressive Regimes
Seelan and Kai did most of the talking in this session. The film was delayed due to technical difficulties but was shown in entirety near the end of the session.
As a result the workshop turned into more of a discussion/explanaition by seelan and kai about what the situation in singapore is like.
Despite a fairly high living standard, the singaporean freedom of press, amongst other things, is very low. I think it was 142 out of 167 countries, beneath sudan and above afghanistan.
They have the same law, with the same number (377), banning homosexuality - but only between men.
The leader of singapore has had control since the british lef, and as he has retired from various positions, has made new ones above the old positions to keep a grip on power. His son was the prime minister at one stage.
The worker's savings account (like super annuation maybe) is being diddled - a lack of transparency means that there is no way to tell how well or bad they are doing, and what the returns should be.
gatherings of more than one person are outlawed.
there has been 52 billion worth of govt surplus, but no one knows where it is.