Other than her documentary work, she has also worked on several creative side projects, including a short film entitled Blackbird, and a mockumentary on lesbians in KL entitled, Angmo & Amoi. (The then-prime minister was found with $10.6 million in state money in his personal bank account.) Sign up to get the latest luxury and lifestyle news delivered to your inbox. When others were told to work from home, I went to the hospitals because I knew the patients there needed my help. Moved, Dian reached out to Datin Paduka Marina Mahathir (daughter of the prime minister) to start documenting the behind the scenes of Mahathir’s return to politics. ARTSEQUATOR.COM © 2018. [Read more…], Grandchild of Malaysia’s Mahathir Mohamad offers intimate look at iron-fisted prime minister Filmmaker ineza roussille clearly recalls the. The weekly calls for “reformasi” soon grew into a movement that led to the formation of the Parti Keadilan Rakyat, and what some would describe as the start of the end of Barisan Nasional. She’s produced videos for local NGOs on various social issues. Metro Manila Pride March has been including sign language interpreters to make the event inclusive to the Deaf community, and to witness such an effort during a musical set (the interpreter was also dancing along to the lyrics) was such a heartwarming moment. In typical “Mahathir style”, our prime minister stood up to the international community and instituted his own reforms that weren’t in accordance with the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. This mouthwa, Malisse Tan was diagnosed with stage 2 Hodgkin’s, Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, so th. Ineza Roussille, Actor: Angmo & Amoi. To continue reading for free, provide your email below. “And I think credit to them for being able to put that aside and have this single focus going forward,” she says. We got an expert to enlighten, A conversation about mental health with Tiffany Yow, Selangor state assemblywoman Lim Yi Wei recalls her brush with Covid-19. “We want to make sure our subjects are confident with taking the risk and we build a support system for them in case there is backlash.”, Even with the hostile climate towards marginalised communities in Malaysia, Roussille said it provides even more reason to push back against it by giving a voice to those who have been silenced. Tuoi Tre News. [Read more…], The impossible feat of being an artistic director in Singapore It’s a breezy Friday evening, and we’ve just finished the preview of The Substation’s SAD: The Last Meal. Mahathir and siti hasmah have seven children marina mirzan melinda mokhzani mukhriz mazhar and maizura of whom three are adopted. “I thought that it was so incredible that a 92-year-old was coming back into politics after 15 years and running against this machinery,” says Datin Dian Lee, executive producer and co- director of M for Malaysia, a documentary that centres on the events that unfolded during GE14. “The risk of getting sick at a hospital is very high but I stuck to the standard operating procedures to keep myself safe and Alhamdulillah, I feel that God also protected me so I could do my job.”. Jay Pharoah and Bobby Moynihan killed it as castmates on "SNL." SG Magazine. Previously, she was married to Didier Roussille, a Frenchman. “The film was made five years ago but up until now, I still have people contacting me from all over Malaysia because they saw me in Ineza’s film,” Moon told Malay Mail. I didn’t want to be seen to lose objectivity especially as a filmmaker.”, Cover story: Ineza Roussille and Datin Dian Lee on ‘M For Malaysia’. South China Morning Post. “I was cautiously hopeful because I remember being so heartbroken during GE13,” says Dian, despite being present at some pretty spirited rallies. “This is the first time I got to see him day in and day out, watching him work. “We always do assessments beforehand to work out the risks of this person being on camera in a video online, especially if the person is from the LGBTQ community. A version of this story first appeared in the International Film edition of TheWrap’s Oscar magazine. Campaigning is tough on anyone, let alone a 92-year-old.”, “And I am a filmmaker. In writing his story, I hope to allow myself the space to personally grieve his loss, and at the same time produce a story that would make him proud.”, Rimbun Dahan Even during the Covid-19 pandemic and movement control order (MCO), Moon continued to visit hospitals knowing that there were PLHIV in the wards who needed her guidance more than ever. — Picture by Firdaus Latif. The 56-year-old recently launched the exhibition Art Of Freedom By Zunar at the Penang State Art Gallery. Choose an adventure below and discover your next favorite movie or TV show. That was the start of an excruciating time for the eldest grandchild of Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad. Why are you making me go through all this trouble?’, “That’s when they hugged me and told me, ‘Eating your medicine is your treatment. But I thought being a mom equips you to be a film producer – you just do whatever it takes to get things done. And we had never changed governments before, so you didn’t even want to hope. The short answer: to return to his artmaking. Limited screens only, please check www.mformalaysia.com/screenings for latest info. She gradually built her confidence back up through counselling sessions and became motivated to help others in the same way. It came as a surprise to many; why so soon? Indonesian performers make noise at Berlin’s CTM fest Marina has called for an end to discrimination based on sexual orientations in 1998 and 1999. My father passed away in March this year, and while clearing out his apartment, I realized I was surrounded by his life story. She recently won first prize for the PLHIV series at the Red Ribbon Short Film competition, organized by the Malaysian AIDS Council. While Mahathir is indeed a main character, the story, Ineza says, is “bigger than him.”, follow our daily snapshots at @prestigemalaysia, Chewing gum, the world’s second most common litter, turned into sneakers, Six artists put their own spin on the Louis Vuitton Artycapucines collection, Dressing women since 1952, Parisian Chic Chloé unveils its Fall/Winter 2020 collection. She now looks after more than 400 PLHIV to make sure they stick to their treatment schedule, a job that she likens to taking care of a large family. Anwar’s daughter was in tears at their Kuala Lumpur school and being comforted by a group of friends. We put the team together in 24 hours, and none of us believed we could pull this off. Though now presenting a comprehensive look at the developments surrounding GE14, the beginnings of M for Malaysia were little less clear. [Read more…], Cartoonist Zunar tells his story of intimidation, harassment and jail in new book He was a feature writer at The Star and a news reader and producer at TV3. Read more from the International Film edition of TheWrap’s Oscar magazine. It was directed by Mahathir’s granddaughter, Ineza Roussille. The themes for this year’s competition revolve around sexual transmission, advances in HIV treatment and prevention, and stigma and discrimination experienced by PLHIV. ISBN 9789675266003; Hidden voices : true Malaysian experience of AIDS, as editor, with Wan Zawawi Ibrahim, Malaysian AIDS Councils, 1999. But some two months ago, The Substation put out an open call for applications to be the next Artistic Director, with Oei quietly announcing his resignation on the side. But it was this alliance that roused the nation after a “so close” GE13, in which the opposition coalition Pakatan Rakyat received the popular vote but not the mandate to govern. That the opposition would triumph, ending Barisan Nasional’s 60-year rule seemed implausible at the time. I was afraid of being seen to lose all objectivity, I suppose, as a filmmaker. It was quite incredible to see a 92-year-old person campaigning, and you could see and feel the support that was swelling. “I am coming from a place, as a mum of three, who doesn’t want to move away.”. In cinemas nationwide starting 12 September 2019. And we reached out to Ineza, but she turned the project down at first. Cartoonist Zukiflee Anwar Haque, better known as Zunar, is a busy man this month. The novels have proven successful not only in Myanmar but worldwide, being translated into 35 languages including Burmese. M for Malaysia is a candid documentary on Mahathir’s campaign and re-election as Malaysian prime minister last year. “Especially because these were traditionally opposition supporters and for them to call his name, I was like ‘wow,’” she says. By the time I reached Tun’s house, all hope was dead.”. “From there, they would Google me up and reach out to me for support and guidance. LEE No. I have nine siblings and my late parents were still around at the time, and they would visit me in the hospital to make sure I was fine.”. When Roussille, then 11, asked what had happened, they tutted and wagged their fingers as … The show, curated by Penang State Museum director/curator Haryany Mohamad, features a total of 202 of Zunar’s cartoons – a visual document of his fight through cartoons from the last 19 years. Ineza Roussille is a director and actor, known for, Palm Springs Film Fest 2020 Presents a Showcase of 51 International Oscar Contenders, Palm Springs Film Festival Sets Lineup; ‘An Almost Ordinary Summer’ & ‘Military Wives’ Are Opening- And Closing-Night Movies, ‘Parasite’ Leads Asian Charge in International Oscar Race, What to Watch if You Miss the "Game of Thrones" Cast. The performance of Sarana, a dark ambient-experimental unit from Samarinda in East Kalimantan, was part of this year’s CTM Berlin – a festival well known for its unapologetic approach to contemporary electronic, digital and experimental music. I have so much more admiration and respect for him. Having had a vantage view of these events, I would believe that Mahathir-Anwar link would be irreconcilable. “It occurred to me that it was very sad that a person at his age has to go through the tumble and stress of an election, to do this for the country.”. It was pretty surreal, admits Ineza, to see former rivals like Mahathir, Datuk Seri Dr. Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, Lim Guan Eng, Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz and activist Hishamuddin Rais on a single stage. In recent years, music performances and festivals have also been employing sign language interpreters to make musical events more accessible to the Deaf. I’m his family. In 2006 she has described the status of Muslim women in Malaysia as similar to that of the Black South Africans under apartheid . Currently Ineza is working on an ongoing campaign called I Am You: Be A Trans Ally, which aims to raise awareness on the issues of the Transgender community in Malaysia, and complement the efforts regarding the recent judicial challenge against laws that infringed on the rights of the Trans* community. M for Malaysia is a candid documentary on Mahathir’s campaign and re-election as Malaysian prime minister last year. But from very early on, in order to make this film, I knew we had to be as honest as possible. “He is amazing,” she says, unabashedly. It was the worst of times, compounded by the onset of the haze as well as the start of water woes in Selangor. “And I am a filmmaker. I didn’t want to be seen to lose objectivity especially as a filmmaker.”. MAF and the Sime Darby Foundation are hosting the second round of the Red Ribbon Short Film Competition this year and are calling on young filmmakers to conduct research on various issues related to HIV and AIDS and present them in a short film format. Angmo & Amoi has been screened at various queer film festivals including in Manila, Philippines, Jakarta, Indonesia, and Austin, Texas in the USA.
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