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Filmography - Area Studies: South Asia, Southeast Asia, Oceania: Singapore

Titles available on DVD and streaming video as of January 2017

Area Studies: Singapore

Titles available on DVD and streaming video as of April 2011.

Most streaming videos listed are available exclusively to AU students, staff and faculty after an online authentications by AUID#.

Filmographies are created by doing multiple keyword searches in the ALADIN catalog to capture as many titles on a topic as possible. For complete up-to-date holdings (including VHS tapes) please refer to the library ALADIN catalog (

Note: Vietnam War and War on Terror (in Afghanistan) are addressed in specific filmographies on those topics. Feature films are also excluded from this list with the exception of a few that depict important historical events that aren’t well covered by documentaries (e.g. The Killing Fields).



Cleaning up corruption.  Effective government in the developing world. 2005. 1 videodisc (30 min.). This program deals with anti-corruption measures in Uganda, Brazil and Singapore. DVD 1829

Face and Place: Business Beyond the Bonds of Culture. 2001. 1 streaming video (27 min.). Across Asia, the notion of face-a propriety of appearances-is being replaced by Western frankness, while traditional caste systems are yielding to wealth as the determinant of status. This program profiles three executives who typify the changing style of business in Asia: James C. Louey, senior executive of the world's largest bus company, KMB in Hong Kong; Dr. Jannie Tay, CEO of The Hour Glass, a retail chain based in Singapore that sells watches throughout Asia; and Brijesh Wahi, managing director of Cellstream Technologies, a software services and engineering company out of Bangalore. Streaming video

Singapore: Industrialization and Migration. 2002. 1 streaming video (25 min.). A hub of trade for centuries, Singapore is now an economic powerhouse. This program explores factors that have enabled Singapore to thrive, including its location, its high-tech labor force, and its wide variety of cultural groups and nationalities. Interviews with the deputy manager of the nation's port, conversations with citizens from a spectrum of ethnic backgrounds, and colorful displays of traditional Malay dance and dress reflect Singapore's balance of indigenous and immigrant influences. A viewable/printable instructor's guide-including geographical background information, extension activities, vocabulary handouts, and more-is available online. Correlates to National Geography Standards. Streaming video