Monday, October 09, 2006

Amir Muhammad at Silverfish Books on Saturday 14th Oct 2006, 5.30 pm

Village Radio is the sequel to Amir Muhammad's documentary The Last Communist, the first Malaysian work to be banned at home. The Last Communist has been invited to over two dozen film festivals since premiering at the Berlinale Forum

Village Radio takes place in a community of retired Malay-Muslim communists. Although of Malaysian origin, they live across the border in South Thailand. Recollections of the decades-long guerilla warefare against the Malaysian government are interspersed with a fictional Thai soap opera.

Amir will be talking about the making of this sequel to his banned Lelaki Komunis Terakhir, called Village Radio (Apa Khabar Orang Kampung) with a slide presentation. Expect this to be interesting. Amir will also be around to sign any of his DVDs you buy. (Oh BTW, free postcards of Village Radio wil be given away to all attending.)

Admission is free. But do RSVP Usha/Phek Chin at tel: 03-228 448 37 before Friday, 13th Oct, because space is limited.

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