Looking at what is happening in other countries, we are more than proud to live in a relatively peaceful country regardless the diversity of race and religion. Although there are still issues related to race and religion in Malaysia and there are still room for improvements, we are delighted that we live in this country.
And our country’s filmmakers have also produced some good stories about race and diversity. One of them is, SEPET and the full movie is now available on YouTube for free, but only for a limited time.
It was announced by the lead actress of the movie, Sharifah Amani on her Twitter account.
This is a very special film, that is considered by many to be the most beloved Malaysian film. It won the Le Grand Prix du Jury at the 27th Créteil International Women’s Film Festival in France and the Best Asian Film Award at the 18th Tokyo International Film Festival.
Sepet was released 16 years ago in 2004 and yet the issues it addresses is ever more so relevant today in 2020. It is a charming film centered on the relationship between a Malay girl and a Chinese boy, that explores the simplicity and complexity of relationships that we all make with each other and captures a slice of life in Malaysia.
It will be here on Youtube for a limited time of one week for your viewing enjoyment. Not only that, you can post any questions about the film whether it’s about the production or the story or any other detail that you will like to discuss about in the comments section of the Youtube video. The relevant questions will then be posted to various people in the cast and the production team.
Currently the people who will answer these question include the lead actress Sharifah Amani, lead actor Ng Choo Seong, Linus Chung, Tan Meiling, Zehan, David Lok, producer Abang Odeng, Kak Ros, Elyna Shukri and character namesake and sister to the director, Datin Orked Ahmad. Many more who work on the film are being contacted and expected to be included too in this list too. Video replies to selected questions will be recorded which will be compiled as a new video documentation on the process and thoughts behind the film that will be screened here on Youtube and onsite at Yasmin at Kong Heng.
If you have never watch this Malaysian film before, we recommend that you watch it. If you have watched it previously, we still think its worth it for a replay. This is one of our favourite Malaysian movie.