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“Yasmin Ahmad´s Film” launched

November 27, 2009
Book Cover "Yasmin Ahamad´s films"

Book Cover "Yasmin Ahamad´s films"

Malaysian film director Amir Muhammad has published a book on his colleague, the late Yasmin Ahmad. Here is a review of the book that is actually more of a report (one gets the sense that the writer has not read the book, but prefers to have it recounted by the author).

It quotes Muhammad as saying: ““What’s interesting about her films is that they may not be a biodata or about the nation, or even a docudrama, but there are many points of contact with things around us.”

While Amir does talk in detail about Yasmin’s movies, he also uses them as a starting point to take a look at what it is like being a Malaysian today.
“I don’t think this is a definitive book. Maybe a film scholar will write a different kind of book. But this is immediate, contemporary. It could not have been written at any other time. There are references to things that are very much a snapshot of how it is like to be in Malaysia now,” said Amir.”

from NST Online BOOKS: A legend remembered.

Another article is here, a blog entry is here, and here is a video from the launch:

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  1. November 27, 2009 12:39 pm

    Hello there Tilman! :-)

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