FreedomFilmFest travels to Muar on 16th November (Saturday) and is held at Art Space – Muar Art Gallery.
With this year’s theme “Harga Naik, Gaji Maintain” (“Soaring Prices, Stagnant Wages”), FFF highlights the UN Declaration on Human Rights Article 25.1 – “Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of [themselves] and of [their] family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care.”
The FFF state screening in Muar showcases a selection of local short documentary films highlighting important social issues: “My Life” and “Bridge Commuters” on rural urban migration and the everyday survival in this high cost living times; “When We Are One” on hospital workers’ rights and how they are organised through a union; “A Fisherman’s Prayer”, a fishermen community’s struggle against the odds to protect their livelihoods and the environment; and “50 Years of Silence” on unspoken history of the May 13 incident told through a family’s memories.
We are proud to screen an award-winning feature documentary film , “Sisters For Sale” by Australian filmmaker Ben Randall in which investigates how girls, who are especially vulnerable due to extreme poverty, were kidnapped and trafficked. The film reveals the tragic corruptions, complications, and cruelties behind human trafficking in Southeast Asia.
*All films come with English, Malay & Mandarin subtitles*
10:30 am – 10:45 am : REGISTRATION
10:45 am – 11:00 am: :Welcome by ENGAGE, Introduction to FFF, FFN and ENGAGE
11:00 am – 12:50 pm: SISTERS FOR SALE
12:50 pm – 1:50 pm: LUNCH BREAK
2:00 pm – 3 pm: 50 YEARS OF SILENCE
3 pm – 3:35pm: MY LIFE
3:35 pm – 3:50 pm INTERMISSION
3:50 pm – 4:25 pm WHEN WE ARE ONE
4:25 pm – 4:45 pm BRIDGE COMMUTERS
4:45 pm – 5:15 pm A FISHERMAN’S PRAYER
5:15 pm – 5:30 pm CLOSING