Filed under: internet, journalism, new media, The Malaysian Insider, writing | Tags: 1malaysia, allah, christian, convert, fat bidin, islam, islamic, jesus, journalism, malay, malaysia, muslim, name, quran, The Malaysian Insider, unislamic, zan azlee
A name is a name is a name! My column this week at The Malaysian Insider…
What’s in a (unIslamic!) name?
By Zan Azlee
SEPT 2 — “My name is Christina,” said the budding actress.
“I suggest you change your name,” said the well-known veteran actor.
“Why should I change my name and what should I change it to?”
“Change it to something more Islamic. Christina sounds like ‘Christian.’”
Of course I was horrified to hear the veteran actor suggest such a thing to the budding actress, who is actually a Muslim. The budding actress, ever-so-young and impressionable, naively agreed to do what the veteran actor suggested.
This is an honest-to-god true story that I am relaying since I was a witness to the conversation. I have, however, decided to keep the veteran actor anonymous. [Click to read the full article at The Malaysian Insider]
Filed under: directing, documentary, film, film festival, lecture, video blog | Tags: asian civilisations museum, documentary, economic, fat bidin, film, forum, islamic, marketplace of creative arts, singapore, solo journalism, video journalism, web video, wief, world, world islamic economic forum, zan azlee
I’ve been invited this year (again!) to screen some of my films and to speak at the World Islamic Economic Forum’s Marketplace of Creative Arts in Singapore, this 19th February 2011, at the Asian Civilisations Museum near the Esplanade Park. Click here to check out more information on the event. So all you fans of mine should come out in droves! Singaporeans… here’s your chance to see me in the flesh… my very sexy flesh!!
“The WIEF Young Leaders Network is coming up with another excellent showcase on creative arts. This time it will be just next door in Lion City – Singapore, organised in partnership with the Young Association of Muslim Professionals (AMP) in Singapore. This will be the Marketplace’s first ever regional leg, focusing on up-and-coming artists in the Southeast Asian region namely Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand and the Phil…ippines. Visual artists, great musicians, exotic dancers and thought-provoking filmmakers awaiting you in the city of lions. Excellent venue, near the Esplanade Park and by the Singapore river.
For those who are interested to attend, please be informed that this is a registered event i.e. only registered participants are allowed entry (no walk-ins on event day), and for licensing purposes we have limited the crowd to 300 participants for the day. We have to close registration if we reach 300. So, if you want to book your place, please register online by clicking here. First come, first served!”
Filed under: broadcast, directing, documentary, film, I'M MUSLIM TOO! Heading to the border, I'm Muslim Too!, lecture | Tags: documentary, economic, fat bidin, film, forum, heading to the border, I'M MUSLIM TOO! Heading to the border, islamic, solo journalism, The Life & Times of an Islamic Insurgency, video journalism, web video, world, zan azlee
Come one! Come all! I have been invited to speak at the 6th World Islamic Economic Forum 2010 under the Marketplace of Creative Arts! I’ll be talking and screening clips from my films ‘I’M MUSLIM TOO!‘ and ‘THE LIFE & TIMES OF AN ISLAMIC INSURGENCY‘. Come and you might even get the chance to touch me!
Date & Time: 18th May (12:30pm), 19th May 2010 (2pm)
Venue: Conference Hall 2, Level 3, KL Convention Centre
(Click on the images below for more details)