Thursday 8 January 2009
Free screening of the final version of MALAYSIAN GODS
For a period of a year from September 1998, public demonstrations were held in Kuala Lumpur in the wake of the sacking of Anwar Ibrahim as Deputy Prime Minister. This was the core period of what was known as the 'reformasi' era. Malaysian Gods takes us back to the iconic KL landmarks where the demonstrations took place, and speaks to people there about their lives, hopes and fears. Interestingly enough, everyone is speaking Tamil. As with my previous documentaries, archival footage is eschewed in favour of the here and now.
Duration: 70 minutes. Tamil with English subtitles.
8:30pm. Friday, 16 January.
HELP University College auditorium., Pusat Bandar Damansara KL.
Admission: Free. No need for reservations. But donations will be collected for Mercy Malaysia's relief campaign in Gaza. (Further details at Yasmin Ahmad's blog) The cash will be deposited that night itself.
If you can't make it, it will re-screen at 1pm Sunday at KLPac as part of the KLPac Open Day. But I won't be there as I will be in Europe by then. And it has been said (usually by me) that my Q & As are more entertaining than the actual movies.
Do spread the word to anyone who might be interested :-)
* Poster by Alexdrina Chong, who also did the poster for Histeria!