In 1987, 22 people were arrested by Singapore’s Internal Security Department, and accused of being involved in a Marxist conspiracy.
Featuring interviews with ex-detainees and political exiles, 1987: Untracing the Conspiracy focuses on the first 30 days of their ordeal. In the film, the ex-detainees describe in detail the physical and psychological torture techniques used by their interrogators.
The revelations in the documentary are a damning indictment of the Internal Security Act, and how detention without trial is not just a special kind of law, but a suspension of law.
Winner of the Best Southeast Asian Feature at Freedom Film Festival 2015.
*There will be a post-screening Q&A with the ex-detainees and director Jason Soo.