This film is Rated R21. Only persons age 21 years and above can watch the film (as of screening date). We will be checking IDs at the door, so please bring your ID with you for the screening.
*There will be a post-screening Q&A with the ex-detainees and director Jason Soo.
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.