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Interview with Malyasian Filmmaker Yasmin Ahmad (with Wimal Dissanayake)

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Title: Interview with Malyasian Filmmaker Yasmin Ahmad (with Wimal Dissanayake)
Authors: Ahmad, Yasmin
Dissanyake, Wimal
Keywords: Malyasia
Film
LC Subject Headings: Yasmin Ahmad, director
Motion pictures -- Malaysia
Issue Date: 2007
Series/Report no.: 2007 Spring
Abstract: CSEAS hosted Malaysian auteur director Yasmin Ahmad at a retrospective of her films at the Honolulu Academy of Arts, including the US premiere of "Mukhsin". This podcast features Ahmad in conversation with film scholar Wimal Dissanayake.
Description: CSEAS hosted Malaysian auteur director Yasmin Ahmad at a retrospective of her films at the Honolulu Academy of Arts, including the US premiere of "Mukhsin". This podcast features Ahmad in conversation with film scholar Wimal Dissanayake at the Honolulu Design Center.

The Center’s retrospective screened all four of her feature films, including MUKSHIN, her latest film, which won two prizes at the 2007 Berlin Film Festival. The retrospective also screened Ahmad's "Orked" trilogy, which explores love, religion and race in a multi-cultural Malaysia.

Roger Garcia, former director of the Hong Kong International Film Festival said of Ahmad that, "It's rare to find a woman filmmaker in Muslim society, and even rarer when she is an outspoken talent unafraid of controversy." Paul Rausch, Associate Director of the Center, said, “Ahmad's films are deeply inspired by the Japanese director Yasujiro Ozu and display scenes of everyday life with a depth of emotion. The Yasmin Ahmad retrospective was a unique opportunity for the people of Hawaii to hear stories from a part of the world that often goes underreported here in the west.”

This event wass sponsored by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education to the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, a National Resource Center for Southeast Asia at the University of Hawai`i.
URI/DOI: http://hdl.handle.net/10125/7235
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