Yoke Heng's story

Malaysia, 1954

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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.



Brian Salt

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Malayan Film Unit






Black and White

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