The Unseen/Unsaid 10-part mini series
Episode 6. All the World’s a Stage
Derek Foo, Elizabeth (Lizzy) Lee, Lim Song Lip and Jeremy Tan, 2011, 3 minutes, Rating TBA
Today, Chinese Street Opera in Singapore has lost much of its former lustre. A far cry from what it used to be, the seats no longer brim with audience and much of the extravagance is gone. Instead, a faded but proudly maintained stage and costumes remain. The opera stage herself reflects on the magic of performing despite the faded glamor of days gone by.
Using narratives from everyday Singaporeans to personify forgotten trades and places, Unseen/Unsaid allow viewers a glimpse into the personal struggles of individual Singaporeans whose stories draw a parallel with the surrounding places and landscapes. The 10-part series is born out of a desire to preserve the fragments of Singapore’s past that is rapidly being replaced by new developments.
One new episode will be released from 29 June, 2011, every Wednesday, 11.00AM on rediscover.sg till the week of 31 August, 2011.
The Unseen/Unsaid Paper Toys Collection
As a tie-in with our Unseen/Unsaid series, Lizzy and Jeremy of the RediscoverSG crew have spent the past few months designing a set of five paper toys related to the people/places featured in our webisodes.
These DIY paper toys are retailing at $20 for a set of 5. 100% of the proceeds from the first 500 sets sold will go to the MILK (Mainly I Love Kids) fund to support children from disadvantaged backgrounds.
If you’ll like to buy a set, head over to our shop. Toys are sold while stocks last. We ship both locally and internationally.