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Our Time Machine Discussion Guide

The Film: Participants and Key Issues


  • MALEONN- Maleonn is a performance artist, puppeteer and Ma Ke’s son who is writing and directing “Papa’s Time Machine”
  • MA KE – Maleonn’s father who is suffering from Alzheimers and the inspiration for “Papa’s Time Machine”
  • ZHENG WEI TONG – Maleonn’s mother & inspiration/collaborator in “Papa’s Time Machine”

Key Issues

Our Time Machine is an excellent tool for outreach and will be of special interest to people who want to explore the following topics:

  • Familial Bonds and Stories
  • Loss and aging
  • Legacy
  • Memory & Storytelling
  • Art as means of processing life and as a mode of healing