Heroes of Documentaries


Documentaries in Malaysia hardly ever break into the big time. Image Farm’s efforts in producing world-class documentaries are changing all that.

Recently, Penang Institute hosted a rare cinematic moment – the airing of a locally-produced documentary in a Gurney Plaza cineplex.

Heroes of Chingay was filmed in 2009 and documents the lives and rivalry between two chingay groups in Penang: the Penang Chingay Association, led by Chew Chian Hee (who sadly passed away in 2010), and the Northern Chingay Association, led by Lee Kok Keong.

It was produced by Image Farm, a Penang-based production company that makes documentaries and corporate videos.

“This was the first time we were putting our production on the big screen,” said Tang Siang Ching, Image Farm’s producer and director.

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