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Screen Long Long Time Ago in schools

I took my 68-year-old mother and 79 year-old aunt to watch Jack Neo's film, Long Long Time Ago, recently.

The plot is nothing original, but it tells an honest, entertaining and contemplative story about Singapore in its post-independence days.

To my aunt and mother, it is a realistic portrayal of Singapore in the 1960s that evokes both happy and bittersweet memories.

A film like this should be promoted in schools because it can give the younger generation a visual idea of what life was like in Singapore in the past.


Yeo Su Chen

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 20, 2016, with the headline 'Screen Long Long Time Ago in schools'. Print Edition | Subscribe