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Why We Need To Speak Up Against Injustice

For almost 20 years, members of the Freedom Film Network (FFN) have been sharing stories on poverty, inequality and injustice in Malaysia. These stories of ordinary people are important, even more so today as we...

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Grey Scale by Evelyn Teh wins FreedomFilmFest Grant

We all have them: a precious elderly relative who’s living alone, and we have all worried about them over the pandemic. With restrictions on travel, these elderly folk are socially isolated now more than ever...

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Can’t Run, Can’t Hide, wins FreedomFilmFest Grant

While the country went into lockdown for the first time last March for our own safety, families in Sungai Manggis, Kuala Langat were not safe in their own homes: they were locked up at home...

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If social change takes time, take your time

If you know social change doesn’t happen overnight, how do you enable change and create impact? Meet the director who devised a five-year plan for an eight-min film. Kartika Pratiwi, director of A Daughter’s Memory, shares...

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4 Tips for Social Filmmakers Hungry For Change

Making a great social film is like serving up a flavourful, piping hot dish of nasi lemak with all the toppings. Yet, the work doesn’t end after a film is released.   At the recent Using...

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The Orang Asli Women’s Journey

Rise Up: If Not Us, Then Who? Sherry Tan, a spunky 21-year-old from the Jakun tribe in Malaysia, went live on YouTube for the first time in November last year. “I was nervous and happy...

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Using films for social impact! Gunakan filem untuk mencetus perubahan sosial

This year, together with Goethe-Institut and the European Union, through the “Social Films For Social Change” project, FFN is embarking on a new programme to empower CSOs to master the use of films for social...

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How does a documentary change lives?

What happens after you win the FFF Grant? Making an impact in their communities and beyond, we speak to four winners ahead of our Pandemik Dua Darjat call for entries running right now. Read these...

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Real love at virtual film festival

About 10 minutes into the first online screening of “Meniti Senja” – part of the 2020 FreedomFilmFest – a chat box in the virtual film festival meant for audience comments blew up. Accolades, comments and...

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Smaller Festival, Bigger Love

About 10 minutes into the first online screening of “Meniti Senja” – part of the 2020 FreedomFilmFest – a chat box meant for the audience to comment on the film blew up. Accolades, comments and...

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Stories of Sex Workers as told in Shades of Love

As Covid-19 rages across the world, lives have been upended, institutions left in panic and entire industries affected. From tourism to aviation, food and beverage to the creative industries – livelihood and normalcy desperately needed...

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Unwanted: Memperjuangkan Warga Tua Terabai

“Dalam sebuah masyarakat yang memuja kekayaan dan harta benda, warga tua yang terabai tidak mempunyai daya, suara, mahupun hak” ujar Lily Fu, 72 dalam melihat duduk letak sebilangan komuniti yang dilupakan masyarakat.