For Paymitra (2019)

FFF2019 / Film

Original Title: Demi Paymitra

Azreen Madzlan

Film Director

20

Minutes Runtime

Country of Origin

Malaysia

Film Language

Malay

Film Subtitle(s)

English

Paymitra is a bright and active 7-year-old girl who lives with her parents in Program Perumahan Rakyat (PPR) Desa Rejang, Kuala Lumpur. Her father works as a security guard while her mother stays at home taking care of the family. Paymitra grew up often deprived of sufficient daily meals and proper nutrition. Due to her impoverished situation, she is underweight and malnourished. She also never gets to play outside due to high incidents of crime in her housing area. This film tells the story of a child living in Kuala Lumpur city’s public housing who is left behind in Malaysia’s race to become a high-income nation.

Paymitra seorang anak gadis kecil berusia 7 tahun yang aktif dan pintar, tinggal bersama ibu bapanya di PPR Desa Rejang, Kuala Lumpur. Bapanya seorang pengawal keselamatan manakala ibunya suri rumah yang menjaga keluarga. Paymitra membesar dalam keadaan sering kekurangan makanan dan nutrisi, menyebabkan beliau kekurangan berat akibat kemiskinan. Beliau juga tidak pernah dapat bermain di luar akibat kadar jenayah yang tinggi di perumahannya. Melalui filem ini, kita dapat mendengar kisah seorang anak kecil yang tinggal di perumahan awam Kuala Lumpur namun tercicir dari usaha Malaysia menjadi negara berpendapatan tinggi.

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