Yasmin Ahmad is one of the directors who made a short film for the project 15Malaysia. She died last year of a brain haemorrhage. In memory of Ahmad, this compilation of fifteen films includes a 'making of' her film Chocolate, which is a clear commentary on the racial segregation developing in Malaysia. Just like Ahmad, fourteen other exponents of Malaysia's New (or No) Wave film generation provide their vision of present-day society in a few minutes.
That results in a varied selection, both in form - varying from documentary to stylised montage of black-and-white photos - and in substance: from a humorous manual for halal slaughter to contemplation on a future Big Brother society in which everyone is in a different family each day.


Filmmaker
Ho Yuhang, Yasmin Ahmad, James Lee, Woo Ming Jin, Amir Muhammad, Tan Chui Mui, Liew Seng Tat, Johan John, Khairil Bahar, Kamal Sabran, Desmond Ng, Linus Chung, Benji Lim, Bahir Yeusuff, Nam Ron, Jordan Suleiman, Mussadique Suleiman
Premiere
European premiere
Country
Malaysia
Year
2009
Medium
Betacam Digi PAL
Length
85’
Language
Malay, English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Tamil
Producer
Pete Teo
Production Company
Redbag Music
Sales
Da Huang Pictures
Website
http://www.15malaysia.com