Wednesday, August 19, 2009

19th August

19th August is indeed a special day - for me.

And now it is even made more special because Yasmin Ahmad's last film, "Chocolate" is release today - just as the clock struck 12am at 0000hour - on my special day.

Some of you might have think this is so lame why-lah this video so special? It is just a Malaysian video nia mah. Last film only what! 

NO! No! No!

Yasmin Ahmad had inspired me in so many ways. Her films, her work and her personality. She is truly someone that I respect and admire a lot, a lot, a lot for her talent and creativity in telling heart touching movies/films and TV ads during the festive season. In fact her contributions to the country's film industry is just beyond recognition. She's someone that I wish I will have the opportunity to meet with one day - but now there isn't anymore since she had just pass away on the 25th of July 2009 at the age of 51.  :( 

I think Chocolate is just BRILLIANT! The message in the video is just so powerful. What I get was - "Parents have a very important role to play to make this country a better place. Parents are the ones that will influence and teach their children to be just like them - racist or not racist"

Anyway, for those of you who have no idea what this film and 15Malaysia project is all about, do check out It is a project initiated by Pete Teo (a local artist/singer whose songs i listen to) in collaboration with 15 local filmmakers and many local artist to produce 15 short films for the people of Malaysia in conjunction with the Merdeka (Independence Day) Month. One short movie will be release in every 2 days til 16th of September 2009 and all contents are available legally for download and share. Please show your support to the local industry and I can assure you that the films made are worth your time spend watching them. You will never regret. 
Do watch the making of Chocolate too. It is after all Yasmin - the story teller, and Yasmin - the filmmaker's last movie. I am gonna so miss her, her blog, her commercials and her films. 

ps: do feel free to express any of your thoughts about the video "Chocolate" or about the legendary Yasmin Ahmad here on my comment page. 


pop said...

i get so emotional watching the trailer.

xynthian said...

Oh yes. She's is adorable. (Nunu).

Happy birthday and enjoy your special day!

e-leen said...

pop: same here.

xynthian: thank you