Featured Films

The Hills and The Sea

Director: Andrew Ng
Duration: 16 mins
Language: English with Malay Subtitle

Synopsis: Penang is at a point of time where it is about to experience an unprecedented shift of its urban facade with the approval of multiple large scale development projects. While such news of development promises a much desired face-lift and reinforcement of Penang’s economic prowess, it does come with a price that may only be apparent in hindsight. This is the story of the hills and the sea of Penang, highlighting the struggle of Mohd. Ishak, a coastal fisherman and Joleen Yap, a wildlife researcher on Dusky Leaf Monkey, taking on and finding a place in Penang’s ambitious development.

Selfie with The Prime Minister

Directors: Nor Arlene Tan & Grace Cho Hee Won
Duration: 22 mins
Language: English with Malay Subtitle

Synopsis: Ziaur Rahman, like any other millennials in Malaysia, loves to take selfie and is active on social media. However, he is no ordinary youth. He is a Rohingya refugee who grew up in a refugee camp and was trafficked seven times by human traffickers. In the quest for freedom of his people, he turns to activism. Despite having no rights as a refugee living in Malaysia, he finds an unlikely ally for his cause, the Prime Minister of Malaysia.

Saving Malaysia

Director: Sheridan Mahavera
Duration: 30 mins
Language: Malay with English Subtitle

Synopsis: Malaysia is in crisis. Its ruling regime Barisan Nasional (BN) has been implicated in a worldwide corruption scandal and its people are being squeezed by higher living costs.
A political coalition has emerged that wants to ‘Save Malaysia’ from that regime and it wants Malaysians to vote for it in the 14th general election. The coalition, Pakatan Harapan, is filled with former political enemies – Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Anwar Ibrahim. Dr Mahathir is blamed for destroying Malaysia’s democracy. Dr Mahathir’s party Bersatu is filled with people who cemented BN’s power. Bersatu leaders are now working with people from PKR, DAP and Amanah, people they had once harassed, suppressed and jailed. This film explores whether this coalition can actually work? Can they be trusted to replace an even worse regime? What assurances do Malaysians have PH will not get another dictatorship under a different name? What guarantees do we have that this movement will truly ‘Save Malaysia’?

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