A Violin's Memories Over 80 Years...

 

Circa late 1930s, Boat Quay, Singapore. A young boy receives an old violin as a gift out of kindness from a foreign trader. It becomes a treasured possession as he teaches himself to play the instrument over several years, until it was lost during the Japanese Occupation of Singapore. After the war, the violin was found by a man working for the British Military Administration and given to his young daughter. The girl learns to play it and becomes a renowned violinist over the decades. She eventually passes the instrument on to her grandson, an accomplished violinist himself, who restores it and performs in a concert by the Singapore River, where the violin started its unexpected journey nearly 80 years ago.

 

Throughout the 16-minute film, the violin graces different stages of Singapore - both figuratively and literally – as we see a young country's landscape transform from the bustling 1930s to the dark days of the Japanese Occupation, followed by the political awakening in the 60s that led to its independence and finally, present day.

 

从 1930 年代的新加坡,一场缘分,让一把小提琴见证了新加坡的变革,日军侵略,抗争,和平与兴衰。无意间的传承,让琴声穿越了时空,传递浓浓的情意。

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This project is supported under the Singapore Memory Project's irememberSG Fund, as part of the Singapore50 (SG50) celebrations.

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