Why Do Films Fail in Depicting Malaysian Life?

By Ooi Kok Hin

September 2017 FEATURE
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Short films appear better able to bypass political constraints, commercial burdens and excessive censorship.Visual narratives may have the power to leave vivid impressions, but they always beg the question, whose narrative is being fed to the audience?“Films have the potential to affect people in ways print cannot because we are dealing with images and visual narrative,” says Dr Mahyuddin Ahmad from the School of Communications, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM). Mahyuddin, who holds a PhD in Film and Cultural Studies from...

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