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Artist-activist Seelan Palay will make several trips to Malaysia in September to discuss the documentary One Nation Under Lee that will be screened in Kuala Lumpur, Johor Baru, Penang as well as Sarawak. The screening is part of the Freedom Film Festival that is organised annually in Malaysia.
The film was screened in Singapore in May this year in a private function. Government officials barged in, however, and demanded that the video be handed over despite protests that the screening was a completely private matter (see here).
The 45-minute film documents how Mr Lee Kuan Yew and his PAP have ruled Singapore by dismantling the free media, detaining dissidents and suing opposition leaders. The crushing of democracy has left Singaporeans at the mercy of the authorities with no means of standing up for their interests and rights.
One Nation is one of the first films that has openly and directly hit out at the PAP and pulls no punches in its criticism of the Government.
Film: One Nation Under Lee
Dir: Seelan Palay
Date: Saturday 6 Sept 2008
Time: 4.30 pm
Venue: Central Market Annexe, Kuala Lumpur