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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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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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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.

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Ayahku Dr G: Filem Melawan Dogma

Ganja – untuk sekian lama distreotaipkan masyarakat sebagai bahan terlarang yang memudaratkan. Bagi penguasa, bukan sahaja di Malaysia malah hampir seluruh dunia sejak bermula abad ke-20; ganja dipukul rata dan dibingkaikan sebagai gateway drug kepada...

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Ayahku Dr G Documentary Follows Man Fighting For His Life & Medical Marijuana

Prior to his arrest, Amiruddin had found effective relief in the use of marijuana to treat his own chronic illnesses and had decided to help other terminally ill patients who were suffering from epilepsy and...

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New Documentary To Explore Abandoned Elderly People in Malaysia

“In a society where cash is king, destitute elderly have no power, no voice and no rights”