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on 18 Aug, 14:18

FreedomFilmFest 2017 Screening of “Journey To Raya Padi”

FreedomFilmFest 2017 Screening of “Journey To Raya Padi”
Past Event

“Journey To Raya Padi” || 9 Sept 2017 || 11AM || PJ Live Arts

Register for screening passes on our website or from the venue on the day of the event: https://freedomfilm.my/e-commerce/ticket/fff2017-session-25/

Film Synopsis: It’s been years since Ewok last set foot in the Temiar village he once called home. The highland communities there made national headlines when they built several blockades to stop deforestation. This is a recollection of a journey from a Semai village to a Temiar harvest ceremony in the highlands of Gua Musang. Jassmin and a couple of friends meet Ewok at his Semai abode and tag along with him to join the Temiar celebration meant for close family and friends. Ke Raya Padi shares about Ewok, the Semais and the Temiars they meet along the way.

on 18 Aug, 14:14

FreedomFilmFest 2017 Screening of ‘The Opposition’

FreedomFilmFest 2017 Screening of ‘The Opposition’
Past Event

“The Opposition” || 7 Sept 2017 || 8PM || PJ Live Arts

Register for screening passes on our website or from the venue on the day of the event: https://freedomfilm.my/e-commerce/ticket/fff2017-session-20/

Film Synopsis: Joe Moses believes that, as long as he is alive, his duty is to help people. For years he has been fighting for his community in Paga Hill, at the outer edge of Papua-New Guinea’s capital. An Australian developer is trying to forcibly evict them with the aim of replacing the locals’ modest dwellings with a luxurious hotel resort and harbour. The displacement has no legal foundation, but it seems that no one is interested in the native community’s rights, not even the local politicians. This investigative documentary about defenceless inhabitants fighting for their homes is filled with suspense and unexpected twists.

on 18 Aug, 14:08

FreedomFilmFest 2017 Screening of “Dawai Dawai”

FreedomFilmFest 2017 Screening of “Dawai Dawai”
Past Event

“Dawai Dawai” || 7 Sept 2017 || 5PM || PJ Live Arts

Register for screening passes on our website or from the venue on the day of the event: https://freedomfilm.my/e-commerce/ticket/fff2017-session-19/

Film Synopsis: In Sarawak, “the ones who live upstream” are the first affected by the deforestation. The Penan, once a nomadic community, are caught today in the eye of the storm : how to go on living when the landscape, which brought meaning to existence, disappears and with it the language, the customs and the spirits? The film, lead by the songs of those who have refused to give in, tells about the intimate interweaving of an older bittersweet way of life and the struggle which rages in the shadows of the big trees. It drawns the lines of resistance of the ones caught in such deadly fight.

on 18 Aug, 14:00

FreedomFilmFest 2017 Screening of ‘Abandoned Land’ and Freedom Talk: Nuclear in Malaysia

FreedomFilmFest 2017 Screening of ‘Abandoned Land’ and Freedom Talk: Nuclear in Malaysia
Past Event

“Abandoned Land” || 6 Sept 2017 || 2.30PM || PJ Live Arts

Register for screening passes on our website or from the venue on the day of the event: https://freedomfilm.my/e-commerce/ticket/fff2017-session-15/

Film synopsis: Some of the consequences of the accident at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in 2011 could have been prevented. As it transpires, the greatest tragedy for the 150,000 people who were affected was not only the radiation leak, but also the heavy-handed course of the evacuation of the damaged area. However, some baulked at the move. This nostalgic film follows the courageous settlers and hard choices of others who are supposed to return to the Zone. Young people are afraid, the elderly have no choice: in Japanese culture severing ties with one’s native soil and home is more lethal than a disease of the body. The intimate scenes leave one to contemplate in the slow passage of time how a post-apocalyptic city can be brought back to life.

Freedom Talk: Nuclear in Malaysia – Scientists and human rights activists have been locked in constant debates on whether we need nuclear energy to supplement our energy needs. Despite strong arguments against nuclear especially after lessons learnt from the Fukushima incident in Japan, Malaysia is said to be ready to building its very own nuclear power plant by 2030. The question of energy first or safety first remains strong concerns for both pro and anti-nuclear supporters. Discuss with knowledgeable speakers on this critical subject that concerns all Malaysians and their future generations.

on 18 Aug, 13:50

FreedomFilmFest 2017 Screening of ‘SEED: The Untold Story’

FreedomFilmFest 2017 Screening of ‘SEED: The Untold Story’
Past Event

‘SEED: The Untold Story’ || 6 Sept 2017 || 11AM ||PJ Live Arts

Register for screening passes on our website or from the venue on the day of the event: https://freedomfilm.my/e-commerce/ticket/fff2017-session-14/

Film synopsis: Just behind the Arctic Circle on the island of Spitsbergen stands a concrete structure that resembles a bomb shelter. It contains thousands of plant seeds from around the world, which are guarded there against a possible global crisis. Several similar seed banks are scattered worldwide. Each seed concentrates within itself and carries the past life cycles of nature and humans, while also being a seed of the future. Farmers and other activists are trying to save the last remnants of local varieties of vegetables in a world of genetically modified farming. Against the multinational food giants their struggle seems like a cry in the darkness. But perhaps one day soon the fate of humankind will depend on these banks…

on 18 Aug, 13:42

FreedomFilmFest 2017 Screening of ‘The Hills and The Sea’

FreedomFilmFest 2017 Screening of ‘The Hills and The Sea’
Past Event

“The Hills and The Sea” || 2 Sept 2017 || 5PM || PJ Live Arts

Register for screening passes on our website or from the venue on the day of the event: https://freedomfilm.my/e-commerce/ticket/fff2017-session-3/

Film 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.

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