On 16 June 2021, Kenneth Paul Tan facilitated a discussion on racism in Singapore. The panel of speakers included Lai Ah-Eng, Anju Mary Paul, Mohamed Imran Mohamed Taib, Nazry Bahrawi, and Jerrine Tan. “Race, a permanent feature of Singapore’s social relations, has stepped out from the shadows, demanding the nation’s attention. A string of social media videos exposing people’s intolerance and hate has sparked widespread revulsion. But there is much less agreement about what t
Kenneth Paul Tan gave a presentation on his new book project Movies To Save Our World: Imagining Poverty, Inequality, and Revolution in the 21st Century (Penguin) at the Hong Kong Baptist University Journalism Department's Research Colloquium 2021. He read excerpts from a section of the book that performs a close reading of a Korean film, the Academy-Award-winning film of 2019, Parasite.