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Film Screenings: Friday 9 October

2 October 2009
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It’s a Festival for Writers, Readers & Watchers!

FILM SCREENINGS at the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival introduced by the writer/directors, and followed by a Q & A session.

Friday 9 October: Amir Muhammad presents ‘The Year of Living Vicariously

Amir Muhammad is a writer, publisher and one of Southeast Asia’s leading documentary makers, and “possibly one of the funniest filmmakers in the world”. In 2000, he wrote and directed Malaysia’s first DV feature, Lips to Lips. His films The Last Communist and Village People Radio Show were both banned by the Malaysian government. In 2004 he was invited to make “Making of…” documentary about Riri Riza’s film. He fulfilled the commission and but kept the other material for himself.

Movie: The year of Living Vicariously, a split screen documentary, features members of the crew and cast, filmed during the first direct presidential elections in Indonesia. Muhammad’s questions here are not about Gie, but more about their memories of the Suharto years, their feelings about the elections taking place at that moment, and their hopes for the future of Indonesia.

Read the Director’s Bio at the full Ubud Writers & Readers website: [Link]

See The Year of Living Vicariously
Friday 9 October
10.30 – 12.30 @ Casa Luna  |    FREE

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