• Year: 2017
  • Duration: 25 minutes
  • Country: Malaysia
  • Language: English & Malay
  • Subtitle: English

Film Director(s)

Adam Zainal (Malaysia)

Film Synopsis:

Kantoi tells the story of Alia who is facing the dilemma of whether to tell her best friend, Raihan that the positive pregnancy test that they found is actually hers. Raihan is a typical high school girl who loves to tell and hear gossips and she is also the principal’s daughter which makes it harder for Alia to tell her. Out of Raihan’s persuasion, they go on a hunt to find out who’s test it is but as the story progresses, they meet their other school mates, Alia’s dilemma grew bigger.

In the end, both Alia and Raihan suffer consequences for their actions. Alia’s indecisiveness leads to someone else taking the blame for her positive pregnancy test and Raihan’s obsessiveness of finding out gossips leads to the destruction of her friendship with Alia.

The screening of Kantoi and the Freedom Talk : Teenage pregnancy: What next? is organised in collaboration with Federation of Reproductive Health Associations, Malaysia with the support of UNICEF, Malaysia.


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Note - Adam Zainal, Director of the film will be present for Q&A


Freedom Talk : Teenage pregnancy: What next?

When a teenager gets pregnant, she will often face the dilemma and fear of being kantoi by anyone, questioning what she can do, who she can talk to, where she can seek help and whether she'll be expelled from school or worse, charged. Can she keep her child? Can she abort her child? Can she return to school?

Is this a dilemma faced by the female alone, or does the male in question bear the same responsibilities as well? Could this incident have been prevented?

This forum will discuss the dilemmas surrounding unplanned teenage pregnancy, still considered a taboo in our society, but a real occurrence among our youngsters. Join our forum to know more about preventative measures, reproductive rights and where to seek help.

The screening of "Ask The Sexpert" and "Kantoi" and this Freedom Talk are organised in collaboration with the Federation of Reproductive Health Associations, Malaysia.


Film Screening

Date: 3 October 2018
Time: 1.30 pm - 3.00 pm
Session: 18

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