Aqerat (We the Dead)

Edmund Yeo/106 minutes/2017/Malaysia/Fiction

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ASIAN FEATURE

Monday, December 4, 2017 | 19:00 | CGV CINEMAS J-WALK

 

 

Synopsis

Short of money, a woman turns to human trafficking to make ends meet. Focusing on the part of the Rohingyas’ flight to Malaysia to avoid persecution, the film is a poetic depiction of one woman’s spiritual journey.

Karena kekurangan uang, seorang wanita menjalankan bisnis perdagangan manusia untuk memenuhi kebutuhannya. Film yang berfokus pada penerbangan kaum Rohingnya ke Malaysia untuk mencegah penganiayaan ini merupakan penggambaran puitis dari perjalanan spiritual seorang wanita.

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Director

Edmund Yeo

Edmund Yeo

Director

Edmun Yeo was born in Singapore in 1984, and graduated from Waseda University. Edmund Yeo’s short film, Kingyo, premiered at the Venice International Film Festival 2009. Inhalation won the Sonje Award at the Busan International Film Festival 2010. His debut feature, River of Exploding Durians, premiered in the competition at the Tokyo International Film Festival 2014. This year, he returned to Tokyo with two films, Yasmin-san and Aqerat (We the Dead).

 

Lahir di Singapura tahun 1984 dan lulus dari Waseda Univeristy. Film pendek Edmund Yeo, Kingyo diputar perdana di  Venice Film Festival 2009; Inhalation memenangkan penghargaan Sonje pada Busan International Film Festival di tahun 2010. Film panjang pertamanya River of Exploding Durians ditayangkan perdana pada kompetisi Tokyo International Film Festival 2014. Tahun ini, ia kembali ke Tokyo dengan membawa dua film, Yasmin-san dan AQÉRAT (We the Dead).