07 Feb '11, 4am

Singaporean creates documentary (@twittamentary) made from real-time responses to her tweets

SINGAPORE - It began as a road trip through the United States for Singaporean film-maker Tan Siok Siok, based solely on leads and information from users of microblogging site Twitter. And the experience over three weeks - as she explored the new social phenomenon - has culminated in Twittamentary, a 70-minute documentary made from real-time responses to Ms Tan's tweets as she travelled from New York to Los Angeles. Ms Tan told MediaCorp: "I love Twitter, I have experienced a lot of its magic, so to speak ... So I think a film that can somehow capture the zeitgeist of Twitter, capture the spirit - it will be a very difficult film to make." The entire production of the documentary - from idea to fruition - took about two years. On Jan 31, students from the Singapore Management University got a preview of Ms Tan's film. Come Wednesday, the movie will be screened at Hackerspac...

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