Phoebe Pua

Phoebe Pua is a recovering academic and an independent film programmer specialising in Southeast Asian and contemporary independent cinemas. She was the mentor of the Youth Critics Program at the 2022 and 2023 editions of the Singapore International Film Festival and Editor of its inaugural publication, Atlas. Her academic writing has been published in journals such as Feminist Media StudiesLanguage in Society, and Discourse, Context, and Media. She has collaborated on film programs with NUS Museum and Objectifs Centre for Film and Photography in Singapore, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Busan in South Korea. How To Cook Marlina’s Sup Ayam is her first experiment with video essays. See” 


A video recipe for a poisoned pot of sup ayam (chicken soup), composed of scenes from the rape-revenge film Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts (2017).


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