It has been over 10 years since Malaysian filmmaker Yasmin Ahmad passed away, leaving behind her legacy of films, short stories, and advertisements that are still strongly relevant to global societies in 2019. Why are Yasmin Ahmad’s films still so significant, and what can today’s filmmakers learn from them? Join me in this video essay as we attempt to answer these very questions.
Special thanks to Datin Orked Ahmad, Linus Chung, and the team at Yasmin at Kong Heng for making this video possible.
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Sepet (2005) Yasmin Ahmad, MHz Films, (Accessed 8 Sept 2019)
Gubra (2006) Yasmin Ahmad, Lighthouse Pictures (Accessed 8 Sept 2019)
Mukhsin (2006) Yasmin Ahmad, Grand Brilliance (Accessed 8 Sept 2019)
Goodbye Yasmin (The Star Online) Available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljGuttF8eUk
TEDxKL – Yasmin Ahmad – 6/3/09 (Tedx Talks) Available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_f_3FiiTYk&t
Yasmin The Storyteller (TAPAUtv) Available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2hHiOs1Rpi4&t
The Making Of Yasmin Ahmad’s ‘Chocolate’ – 15Malaysia (Pete Teo Television) Available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RiXTS-QKqT4
Yasmin Ahmad, the Storyteller (The Star Online) Available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGOoIp93LJA&t
Yasmin Ahmad – Awards – (IMDb) Available at https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1379108/awards
Tan Hong Ming (Merdeka) (PETRONAS) Available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3RCKGStgAC4
M’sian Girl Shares How Parents Are Against Her Interracial Relationship & Threatened Violence. (Pui Fu, 2019, World of Buzz). Available at https://www.worldofbuzz.com/msian-girl-shares-how-parents-are-against-her-interracial-relationship-threatened-violence/
Interracial love – how two couples overcame race and religion (Chris Lau, 2016, Malaysiakini). Available at https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/355967