November 13, 2005
Google Video said:
Synopsis on Google Video: This is the film Singapore’s censorship board doesn’t want people to see. It’s the story of opposition politician Chee Soon Juan, who has been imprisoned twice for championing democratic change in the city state. The censors declared it a “party political film” and it was pulled from April 2005’s Singapore International Film Festival line-up after the director was warned he could face two years in jail if the screening went ahead. Directed by Martyn See.
Recommended by virgin_undergrad: "If you were to recall, Martyn See made headlines a couple of months ago when he was investigated by the police and allegedly forced to withdraw his short film 'Singapore Rebel' from the Singapore International Film Festival. It wasn't until i googled 'singapore' under the google's video search did i realise that the video was available on the internet.
It is not my intention to use this recommendation as a platform for any policitical discussion, but rather i just felt that it would be interesting for Singaporeans to see for ourselves what exactly what was the controversy about. "