Featured in this video is a film written and directed by Ho Tzunyen titled Utama - Every Name in History is I. According to official accounts of its history, Singapore was founded by Sir Stamford Raffles in 1819. However, little is known about the pre-colonial founder of Singapore, Sang Nila Utama, who is believed to have spotted a lion on the island and thus named it Singapura (meaning 'lion city' in Malay).

List of chapters is as follows:
Chapter I: Utama - on his proper name
Chapter II: Utama - on the renunciation by the crown
Chapter III: Julius Cesar - on crowns and power
Chapter IV: Utama - on the uncertain origins of our name
Chapter V: Actaeon - on the impossibility of the search for origins

With English subtitles.
Access level

Onsite

Location code CD.001050
Language

Malay, 

English

Keywords

filmvideo arthistorylanguage

Publication/Creation date

2003

Running time

00:36:14

Video format

DVD

No of copies

1

Content type

artwork documentation

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Utama - Every Name in History is I : Film Directed by Ho Tzu Nyen

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