Kisah Pelayar Terengganu (Voyage to Terengganu)

Amir Muhammad & Badrul Hisham Ismail/62 minutes/2016/Malaysia/Documentary

SHOWTIMES:

03 Desember 2016, 10:30 WIB
Gedung Societet, Taman Budaya Yogyakarta

Synopsis

Terengganu, daerah yang tenang, indah, dan masih asli, adalah satu-satunya daerah dari 13 daerah di Malaysia yang tidak pernah dikunjungi oleh Amir Muhammad, sang sutradara. Ia memutuskan untuk melakukan debut perjalanannya ke Terengganu pada bulan Desember 2015 dan membuat semacam catatan perjalanan di sana. Ia mengutip dari buku terbitan tahun 1838 karya Munshi Abdullah (sering dikenal sebagai bapak jurnalisme Malaysia) yang pernah melakukan beberapa observasi menyayat hati tentang daerah itu dan orang-orang yang hidup di sana. Kutipan-kutipan itu diselingi dengan percakapan dengan beberapa penghuni Terengganu saat ini. Proses penyutradaraan dibantu oleh warga asli Terengganu, Badrul Hisham Ismail.

The laid-back, scenic, and conservative Terengganu was the only one out of the 13 states of Malaysia that director Amir Muhammad had never been to. So he decided to go there for the first time in December 2015 and do a kind-of-travelogue about it. He quotes from a 1838 book by Munshi Abdullah (often referred to as the father of Malay journalism) which had some very scrathing observations about the state and the men who live in it. These quotes are interspersed with conversations with some Terengganu men of today. It was co-directed by Badrul Hisham Ismail who is a Terengganu native.

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Director

Film-film Amir Muhammad di antaranya film dokumenter berjudul The Big Durian (2003), The Last Communist (2006), dan Village People Radio Show (2007). Film-film tersebut telah ditayangkan di beberapa festival film internasional seperti Sundance, Berlin, dan Busan. Selain itu, ia menjalankan sebuah penerbitan buku sekaligus pendiri Buku Fixi (2011), yang telah menerbitkan lebih dari 100 novel selama 4 tahun pertama.

Badrul Hisham Ismail adalah seorang sineas dari Kajang. Karya terdahulunya adalah The Tailor of Pertama (2013), A Tale of a Mannequin (2014), dan Dialog Dengan Dendi (2015). Film-filmnya telah diputar di Freedom Film Fest, Thai Short Film & Video Festival, dan Malaysian Shorts.

Amir Muhammad's previous films include the documentaries The Big Durian (2003), The Last Communist (2006), and Village People Radio Show (2007). They have been shown in several international film festivals including Sundance, Berlin, and Busan. He is also a book publisher and the founder of Buku Fixi (2011), which has published over 100 novels in its first 4 years.

Badrul Hisham Ismail is a filmmaker from Kajang. His previous works include The Tailor of Pertama (2013), A Tale of a Mannequin (2014), and Dialog dengan Dendi (2015). His films have been shown in Freedom Film Fest, Thai Short Film & Video Festival, and the Malaysian Shorts.