• Year: 2018
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Country: Malaysia
  • Language: Hokkien
  • Subtitle: Mandarin, English & Malay

Film Director(s)

Victor Chin & Por Heong Hong (Malaysia)

Film Synopsis:

Histories of women, especially those of working class women, is a much neglected aspect of Malaysian histories. This film documents the life journeys of Loh Siew Imm, Luo Mu Lan and Chen Shu Jin, who were actively involved in the activities of Labour Party of Malaya in Penang in the tumultuous 1960s. Together, they and another two party members were regarded as the “Five Tigers” for their activism in the Sungai Pinang area. This film is not just an attempt to fill the missing pieces and perspectives, but also to reconnect the younger Malaysians to an earlier generation whose struggles and efforts to make Malaysia a better society and nation have largely been forgotten.

This film reveals how these women became radicalized and took to the street many issues of human rights and democracy as their conversation unfolds. The film also tells about their lives as young urban working class women in Penang and a five-decade friendship formed during their years active in the Labour Party. It is a film about life journeys being transformed by activism which changed a country’s trajectory.

Film Screening

Date: 30 September 2018
Time: 1.30 pm - 3.30 pm
Session: 8

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