Brown Is Haram: Performance Screening

M18 Rating

With the recent spate of racist events and attacks in Singapore, New Naratif will be screening Brown Is Haram. A collaborative project developed by Kristian-Marc James Paul and Mysara Aljaru, and directed by Myle Yan Tay, this performance-lecture explores Brown narratives in Singapore, specifically Brown social mobility and masculinity. It is based on Kristian and Mysara’s research and workshops that were organised as part of The Substation’s artist residency programme, Concerned Citizens Programme (2019-2020) and the lived experiences of both artists and contributors of the project. Brown Is Haram was staged at The Substation's final SeptFest earlier this year, before the closure of the institution.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with the three artists.

Free – $1.00

Public Forum: What the FICA?

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What is the Foreign Interference (Countermeasures) Bill? How will it impact our lives? Join this live stream to learn more.


What the FICA – Members’ Edition

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Now that the Foreign Interference (Countermeasures) Bill (FICA) is law, what does it mean for New Naratif? Join PJ Thum to discuss how we will be adapting to the law and moving forward. Please read our FAQ and PJ's op-ed on FICA before the event as we won't be discussing the ins and outs of […]


The Execution of Mr Nagaenthran by the Singapore Government

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PJ Thum speaks to Emmy Charissa, a disability rights activist; Kokila Annamalai, an anti-death penalty activist; and Mila Rockey, sister of death row prisoner Syed Suhail and also an anti-death penalty activist, about Mr Nagaenthran’s case, the lack of a fair trial that accommodated his disabilities, and drug trafficking and the death penalty in Singapore.

Speculative Futures in the Climate Crisis: A Reading

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In June 2021, we launched a creative writing pilot with the theme Speculative Futures in the Climate Crisis. We received an enthusiastic response, and are pleased to present four pieces […]

Free – $5.00