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Searching for Sheila (2006)
When the filmmakers went to Jogjakarta in Indonesia, they were hoping to find the popular Indon rock band ‘Sheila on 7′. They searched high and low throughout the city…
- Jakarta SlingShortFest 2006
- Malaysian Documentaries 2006
- 2007 Singapore Indie Documentary Film Festival
Some student of mine videotaped me giving a lecture! Bloody hell! (Sonia Heng… you’re going to get it from me tomorrow! I demand to be paid royalty!) But I guess this proves I’m a funny dude! Muahaha!!!
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I made this film in 2004 after watching a couple of Errol Morris’ films. Muahaha! The film is 30 minutes long but I’ve broken it up into three parts here for easier online viewing.
Synopsis : Malaysia’s first Prime Minister, Tunku Abdul Rahman, is such a respected man. So much so that his name RAHMAN has been turned into a prophecy in determining all future Prime Ministers of the country; R – Rahman, A – Abdul Razak, H – Hussein Onn, M – Mahathir Mohamed, A – Abdullah Badawi. While N has yet to come, many predict that it will be the current Deputy Prime Minister, Najib Razak. How true is this prophecy? And what is in store for the country after R.A.H.M.A.N. runs its course? This documentary is a snapshot of the lives of several Malaysians during the country’s 2004 11th General Elections.
Screenings & Awards:
- Malaysian Video Awards 2004 (‘Best Short Film – Documentary’, Silver Award)
- 2004 Asian Film Symposium (Singapore)