50 Years of Silence (2019)

FFF2019 / Film

Screening on 28 September 2019 10:00 am

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Tham Seen Hau

Film Director


Minutes Runtime

Country of Origin


Film Language

English & Chinese

Film Subtitle(s)

English & Malay

The May 13 riots remain as a national wound that has yet to heal after half a century. With the incident shrouded in taboo and trauma, those who have lost their loved ones in the tragedy have remained voiceless for decades.

The Ngs were a family of ten living in Kampung Baru, Kuala Lumpur in 1969. Five of them died in the May 13 riots. Due to the unbearable pain, the surviving family members never spoke to each other about the tragedy since the incident. 48 years later, they broke their silence as the director interviewed them individually, slowly piecing together fragments of a buried memory.

Akibat keperitan dari insiden yang mengesankan, ahli keluarga yang masih hidup memendam segala ingatan mereka dan berdiam diri, hanya untuk mula membuka mulut semula hari ini selepas 48 tahun. Dari perkongsian mereka, perlahan-lahan kami cantumkan semula cebisan memori yang lama dibenam itu.

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