Heroes of Documentaries

By Julia Tan

November 2013 FEATURE
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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...

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Julia Tan

Julia "Bubba" Tan is editor of Penang Monthly and Head of Penang Institute's Publishing Unit. Some of her earliest memories are of her running rampant in her grandfather's garden.