Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Cool cartoon site from Singapore!

See here for a cool cartoon site-Recommended by Ziaudin. About the best cartoon site after the (in)famous Talking Cock web site-also from Singapore.

ong BK

For a sample watch here:

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Sunday, June 28, 2009

New filming project taken off!

Since there was no screening tonite due to lack of recommendation for screening title I'm posting this latest video from me for your enjoyment/comments.

I'll be travelling till next fortnight-so there will only be another screening in 4 week's time ie July 26th. Hopefully I can find another great title from Indonesia for the screening. However you are free to suggest good titles for the screening then.

Update on filming project:
The crew has started doing interviews with various disabled groups to make a short film for the Freedom Film Fest competition 2009, in the last few days. Hopefully we can finalise a script soon to see through the film's final completion. The inerviews with about 20 disabled persons have provided numerous interesting stories-hopefully we can string them up to make an interesting film that also serve to raise public awareness about the disabled communities when there are some changes at the government levels in the last year or so.

Crew: Bernard, Chuin Yip, Ziaudeen, Ong BK

New blog for the kids: http://madmamak.blogspot.com

Ziaudeen just started a new blog here, with a funny new short film as well, watch it here.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Next screening: `Gie' from Indonesia-must watch for students activists!

Just got back from Jakarta for a workshop-and took the opportunity to locate some good indie films there. Guess what I found:`Gie' -a multiple awards winning film from 2005, featuring Indonesia's famous son and student activist Soe Hok Gie, whose short life reflected the turmoil surrounding Indonesia's nation building crisis at 1965 when General Suharto rose through a coup. Soe Hok Gie was well known for his book `Catatan Seorang Demonstran' (1st print:1983) (`Notes of a demonstrator')-and the film is based on his book/diary. So we have a film to show for next screening now:

Date: June 14th (sunday)
Time: 8.00pm
Venue: D' Space (62 Weld Quay, 3rd floor)

All welcome!

Enq.013-5900339(Ong BK)

Since I was there I took the chance to document the 5-year old bus way in Jakarta-the idea has spreaded to various Indonesian cities since then. Have a look at this wonderful idea from South America: