Hangout with ST: The politics of colour and race in movies, and preparing for the Silver Age

In this week's episode, multimedia journalists Alyssa Woo and Hairianto Diman talk about the politics of colour and race in movies, and how movies have evolved to have more minority representation now.
In this week's episode, multimedia journalists Alyssa Woo and Hairianto Diman talk about the politics of colour and race in movies, and how movies have evolved to have more minority representation now.ST PHOTO: AZIM AZAM

SINGAPORE - Hangout with ST, a video series by The Straits Times, is broadcast live at 8pm every Thursday on the publication's Facebook and YouTube pages.

The series adopts a casual, talk-show format and is helmed by multimedia journalists Alyssa Woo and Hairianto Diman.

In this week's episode, they will talk about the politics of colour and race in movies, and how movies have evolved to have more minority representation now.

They will also have the general manager of Ageing Asia, an ageing market consultancy social enterprise, Ms Sylwin Angdrew Ang, on the show to talk about trends in the ageing market and observations about retirement villages around the world in preparation for the Silver Age.

Talking points covered in previous episodes include raising awareness about fostering in Singapore and what it entails; what first-time parents should look out for when engaging infant care services; career tips for job seekers; the pros and cons of having inward-facing cameras in taxis and private-hire cars; what more can be done to educate people about sexual misconduct; and the misconceptions stay-at-home dads face.