Sun, 16 Dec


The Arts House

Selfie With the Prime Minister (22 min)

(dir. Nor Arlene Tan & Grace Cho Hee Won, 2017, Malaysia, Rating to be advised)

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Selfie With the Prime Minister (22 min)

Time & Location

16 Dec 2018, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The Arts House, 1 Old Parliament Ln, Singapore 179429

About the Event

Ziaur Rahman, like most millennials in Malaysia, loves to take selfies and is active on social media. However, he is no ordinary youth. He is a Rohingya refugee who grew up in the Bangladesh refugee camp, and was kidnapped and trafficked seven times. In the quest for freedom of his people, he turns to activism. Despite having no rights as a refugee living in Malaysia, he finds an unlikely ally for his cause, the Prime Minister of Malaysia.

Director Bio: Nor Arlene Tan is a journalist and the co-founder of Hidden Asia Media. Her refugee-themed film “Selfie with the Prime Minister” was the grant winner at the FreedomFilmFest 2017. She was also selected for Crossing Borders 2017, a Europe-Asia documentary network. In addition, she also assisted the production of “The Cut: Exposing FGM Worldwide” (2017).

Director Bio: Grace Cho is the co-founder of Hidden Asia Media, which aims at bringing greater understanding about Asia to the world. She was recently selected as the grant winner for the Freedom Film Festival 2017 on a documentary about refugee (“Selfie With The Prime Minister”) and a participant at the Crossing Borders 2017.

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