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Jason Soo
Director
Al Awda (The Return)
Singapore
JASON SOO is an artist-filmmaker and recipient of the Jacques Derrida Exhibition and Prize (Melbourne, 1999). His first short film explores the genesis of the student movement in 1950s Singapore. His next film presents the ordeals of 22 people accused of participating in a Marxist conspiracy to overthrow the Singapore government. The film AL AWDA continues the activist theme of the earlier works. Taken as a whole, they constitute the first installments of a long-term project focusing on activism in Singapore and other regions.