Sinema takes on social issues this month

Sinema will be kick starting 2011 with a showcase of four documentaries focusing on a range of social issues such as internet privacy, sports, and the global society.

As part of Sinema’s 3rd year anniversary, Sinema is continuing its “four-six-eight” ticket sales throughout January. On weekdays, shows at 4 p.m. are priced at $4, 6 p.m. at $6 and 8 p.m. at $8. There are also weekend screenings. Tickets are available online at For additional information or media enquiries, please contact: Sueanne Teo or call 63369707.

In The Great Mystery, director Catherine Corona takes us on a comedic yet heroic 2,700-mile journey through western America while pondering our status quo. “Why are we here?” “Who is God?” and “Will there ever be peace?” are grand questions, but what Catherine finds are everyday people of different faiths, looking at how these same issues play out in their everyday lives.

First-time directors Leo Liao and Lin Jia-Wei documentary Attitude looks at the struggles faced by the Taiwan Beer Basketball Team as they prepare for the game of their lives.

Zeitgeist: Moving Forward, by director Peter Joseph, explores how transitioning from a money-based economy to a new, sustainable social design called a “resource-based economy” might bring about change on a global scale.

Similarly, Erasing David is a filmmaker’s experiment to see how much of our personal information is stored in databases by governments and private companies. Leaving his pregnant wife and young child behind, he puts himself under surveillance and attempts to disappear from UK’s top private investigators – a decision that changes his life forever.