Filmmaker Woo Ming Jin and his crew travelled across the peninsula of Malaysia and Singapore in search of the lost film Seruan Merdeka (1947). Seruan Merdeka is the first post World War II film made in Malaya and also the first film in the history of Malaysian cinema to feature a biracial cast of Malays and Chinese. While gradually uncovering information about the lost film, the crew gathers together testimonies and interviews from locals across all races and walks of life in an effort to examine the country’s history. Long forgotten memories of abandoned theatres, unspoken histories and lost films unveil a lyrical confrontation between cinema and reality.
The event is being co-organized by FINAS, Kelab Seni Filem Malaysia and Greenlight Pictures. The evening will be followed by Q&A.