Thursday, August 20, 2009

1Malaysia or not? 15Malaysia short films

Yea yea it's Merdeka month so you're ought to be patriotic. All this buzz about 1Malaysia, but don't know if you've heard about 15Malaysia. It's 15 short films made by 15 film makers including the late Yasmin Ahmad, Ho Yuhang of Rain Dogs fame, Liew Seng Tat, Nam Ron, Suleiman Brothers and many more. 15Malaysia is a project made successful by singer songwriter Pete Teo and the team behind Malaysian Artistes For Unity (MAFU)-'Here in My Home'. Similar to the anti-racism song and music video Here In My Home, 15Malaysia highlights socio-political issues in Malaysia from corruption to Islamic banking to freedom of expression to the Mat Rempit phenomenon and even halal cooking. These 15 short films are released accordingly one each day on their website and it's available for download by the public for free.

So far only 2 of the short films have been released, Potong Saga by Ho Yuhang featuring the infamous Namewee and Chocolate by Yasmin Ahmad featuring of course her favourite cheeky actress Sharifah Amani. Oh you can also add your own Malaysian related videos on the site. Log on to the website to check it out now!

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