A Fisherman’s Prayer (2019)

FFF2019 / Film

Original Title: Doa Seorang Nelayan

Andrew Han

Film Director

15

Minutes Runtime

Country of Origin

Malaysia

Film Language

Malay

Film Subtitle(s)

English

Zakaria Ismail believes it is a divine calling for him to defend the welfare of his fellow coastal fishermen and villagers in the face of a sudden massive land reclamation project in Southern Penang.

The fishing area has provided for generations of these B40 families and is now threatened with being buried under 4,500 acres of reclaimed land. B40 families refer to the bottom 40% of Malaysian households with monthly incomes of RM3,900 and below.

In this story about class struggle, contention for space between modern and traditional, and the Machiavellian interventions of political actors, Zakaria turns to his God for wisdom and courage to stand against one of the most ambitious projects being carried out in New Malaysia.

Zakaria Ismail mendapat panggilan suci untuk mempertahankan kebajikan nelayan pesisir pantai dan penduduk kampung apabila mereka tiba-tiba menghadapi projek reklamasi tanah besar-besaran di selatan Pulau Pinang. Kawasan perikanan yang memberi makan kepada keluarga mereka yang tegolong dalam kelompok B40 selama bergenerasi – sekarang berhadapan risiko tertimbus di bawah tambakan seluas 4,500 ekar. Dalam kisah tentang pertentangan kelas, pertembungan antara tradisi dan moden, dan campur tangan ala Machiavelli oleh orang politik – Zakaria berserah kepada Tuhan agar beliau diberi kekuatan dan kebijaksanaan untuk berdepan salah satu projek paling besar di bawah Malaysia Baharu.

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