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Yasmin Ahmad: Gone Too Soon

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Yasmin Ahmad
1958-2009

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Love, hate, friendship and forgiveness – “Muallaf” the movie

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If this isn’t commitment to the Arts, I don’t know what is. Kudos Sharifah Amani. And thank you Kak Yas. Keep on pushing the envelope. And all the fuss about Sharifah’s shaved head? Screw ’em.

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Sepet : The Malaysian Movie

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“Sepet” is a very misleading title for a movie. Why? Because some people may think it’s a Malay movie and avoid it at all costs. Movies like “Gerak Khas: The Movie” does not help, not one bit. This was apparent when I had to explain to my colleagues that it is a Malaysian movie using everyday languages like English, Malay and Chinese. Malaysians being naturally multi-lingual can really relate to the movie, because the dialogue is very real. I think it’s quite brave of Yasmin to actually do this.

[UPDATE: (Yes, 16 years later)] You can watch Sepet for free on YouTube, until 5 June 2020. You can also have cast and crew such as Sharifah Amani, Ng Choo Seong, as well as producer Abang Odeng and more answer questions o the comments section throughout the week.

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