Malaysian Gods

Year2009 Duration70 min. DirectorAmir Muhammad WriterAmir Muhammad PhotographyShan EditorMS PremNath MusicCouple Production Amir Muhammad
In September 1998, Anwar Ibrahim was sacked as Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia. He was accused of corruption and sodomy. This triggered a wave of street protests in Kuala Lumpur by his supporters, who were against the dictatorial the government of Mahathir Mohamad. The label for this movement  was 'reformasi' .  Instead of using archive footage, Muhammad comes back to that scenario and interviews those who are living, working in or simply happen to be out in the actual locations of the demonstrations, about a decade later.Nuts seller, salesmen, cinema operators talk to the camera in Tamil, the main language of the smallest of the three major ethnic groups. With his characteristic wry humour, Amir creates a collective portrait of a Malaysia ten years older.
Festival Internacional de Cine de Mar de Plata 2009, Singapure International Film Festival 2009, Rotterdam Film Festival 2010, Dubai International Film Festival 2009.
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Gobierno de Navarra
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Con la financiación del Gobierno de España. Instituto de la Cinematografía y las Artes Audiovisuales Acción Cultural Española Plan de Recuperación, Transformación y Resiliencia Financiado por la Unión Europea. NexGenerationEU

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