Yoke Heng's story

Malaysia, 1954

Film
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Deals with Singapore’s social welfare services. Tells the story of Yoke Heng, a sixteen-year-old boy from crowded Chinatown show cares for his five brothers and sisters while both his parents are in hospital. The hospital almoner is able to help the family secure one of the modern flats being erected on the outskirts of the city. On the parents’ recovery, the family is reunited in their new home.

Credits

director

Brian Salt

production company

Malayan Film Unit

Language

English

Duration

00:20:50:00

Colour

Black and White

ACMI Identifier

30732

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Singapore

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Malaysia

Places → Singapore

Short films

Short films → Short films - Malaysia

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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