The legacy of the Japanese Occupation of Singapore still resonates today. But what of those from the island who fought on battlefields thousands of miles from home? “Forgotten Heroes” follows the stories of four courageous individuals from Singapore who found themselves in far-flung theatres of war. From the blood-soaked beaches of Northern France to the icy waters of the North Atlantic Ocean, from the violent skies over southern China to the brutalities of a Japanese POW camp in Java, this documentary recounts the incredible true stories of four Singaporeans who lived through turbulent times.
Nomination: Best International Film
About the Filmmaker
With nearly two decades of experience making history, archaeology and science documentaries in the UK and Singapore, Tom has produced award-winning content for BBC One, BBC Four, Channel 4, National Geographic Channel, Discovery Channel, History, Science Channel, Smithsonian and Channel NewsAsia. He studied at The University of Edinburgh (MA, Archaeology) and SOAS (MA, South East Asian Studies), and as a freelance writer for Current World Archaeology magazine, Tom has reported on heritage issues around the globe.
This collection is for the documentary film lover. Three shorts highlight World War II heroes.