Screening of The Playground: Gone Kimmy Gone & Vicky


Inspired by Arthur Yap’s famous poem “2 Mothers in an HDB playground”, Our Playground is a selection of films set at Singapore’s historical playgrounds. Like the poem, these films explore the psycho-social landscape of playgrounds as a lens to read society and the personal relationships which connect us all.

The Playground: Gone Kimmy Gone / 66 min / 2015 / K. Rajagopal / PG

Based on Arthur Yap’s poem, this telemovie was produced for screening on Channel 5 in 2015. The film revolves around the relationship between two sisters Hui Fang and Hui Ying, and Hui Fang’s young son Kim Cheong.

Vicky / 5 mins / 2015 / Royston Tan / PG

Filmed at the iconic dragon playground, Vicky sees two brothers attempting to dig up their deceased hamster. In the process, they dig up mementos from the past.

This film programme is held in conjunction with the exhibition The More We Get Together: Singapore's Playgrounds 1930 - 2030, showing at the Stamford Gallery of the National Museum of Singapore from 20 April - 30 September. Admission is free.

Sun Apr 22, 2018
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM SGT
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Gallery Theatre, Basement, National Musem of Singapore
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93 Stamford Rd, Singapore 178897 Singapore
The More We Get Together: Singapore's Playgrounds 1930–2030