In a secularised, densely populated, and rapidly evolving global city, how do ordinary people create sacred spaces in unexpected places?
Gods on Earth: Everyday Sacred in a Global City takes you on a journey into the Chinese vernacular shrine culture in Singapore. The small, unformalised shrines, often found beside big trees and at roadsides, nestle in the nooks and crannies of public spaces. Ubiquitous but often ignored by passers-by, these humble sites hold immense social and cultural significance.
Hear the stories from devotees, witness the fascinating rituals, and gain insights into the multi-ethnic communities that sustain these shrines. Meet Chinese and Hindu deities, Datuks, Erawan, Nang Kwak, animal spirits, and other sacred entities that showcase the rich spiritualism practised daily. These shrines also play a pivotal role in cementing local community bonds in a dynamic urban setting.
This documentary is narrated by religion scholars, Francis Lim and Kuah Khun Eng, and directed by Lynn Wong.
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Assoc Prof Francis Lim, Nanyang Technological University
Prof Kuah Khun Eng, Jinan University
Lynn Wong, Documentary Director
Advisory: No age limit.
Oct 15, 2023 - Oct 15, 2023
Start Time: 2pm
End Time: 3.30pm
Duration: 1.5 hours
SCCC Recital Studio, Level 6
Conducted in English
Free (pre-registration required)
Parental Guidance (PG)