Filmmaker Tan Pin Pin appeals to MDA for To Singapore, With Love classification review

Director Tan Pin Pin at the screening of her film "To Singapore With Love", at the Freedom Film Fest in Johor Baru on Sept 19, 2014. -- ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG
Director Tan Pin Pin at the screening of her film "To Singapore With Love", at the Freedom Film Fest in Johor Baru on Sept 19, 2014. -- ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

SINGAPORE - Filmmaker Tan Pin Pin has submitted an appeal to the Films Appeal Committee (FAC) to review the classification of her film, To Singapore, With Love.

In a post on Facebook on Thursday evening, she wrote that she re-submitted the film - unchanged - to the Film Appeals Committee on Tuesday.

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The MDA said last month that the contents of the film "undermine national security", and classified it as Not Allowed for All Ratings, which means that public screenings of it are disallowed.
 

The film features Ms Tan's interviews with nine Singaporeans who fled the country and now live in Britain and Thailand.

She wrote on Facebook: "As we approach our 50th birthday, I feel that we as a people should be able to view and weigh for ourselves, through legitimate public screenings in Singapore, differing views about our past, even views that the government disagrees with.

"I hope that Film Appeals Committee will see the film and review the classification in this light."