Stream time: Remembering 'Cikgu Lee', dark comedy about M'sian film industry


'In Memory Of Cikgu Lee Kim Sin' pays tribute to the well-loved cultural activist who died last year of a heart attack. Cikgu Lee was also the director of the Kajang Heritage Centre, among the many community-driven and history projects he initiated.

VIRTUAL FILM: ADAM ASHBURN’S SHOWREEL

Date and Time: July 2-15

Adam Ashburn’s Showreel is a love/hate letter to Malaysian cinema. This experimental satire effort, directed by Roger Liew, features an ensemble of theatre actors, namely Aaron Teoh, Arjun Thanaraju, Putrina Rafie, Ali Alasri, Nabil Musawir and Yiky Chew with Wong Chun Yiu, Aryana Sofea, and Amir Rahim as Adam Ashburn.

This dark comedy examines the state of Malaysian filmmaking. The plot centres on first-time actor Adam Abu Bakar, who stumbles onto a movie audition that catapults him to popularity, as he is quickly cast in the lead part of Malaysia's most ambitious actor's reel.

Adam Ashburn’s Showreel, ticketed, can be streamed via CloudTheatre.

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VIRTUAL ART: IN CONVERSATION WITH RADUAN MAN

Date and Time: Unlimited

The latest solo exhibition by woodcut and printmaking artist Raduan Man, Post-Contemporary Woodcut: Lines Of Labour, runs from July 2-16 at G13 Gallery in Petaling Jaya.

If you can't view the on-site exhibition, you can learn more about the artist in this short video. This exhibition showcases the evolution of Raduan's artistic processes in woodcut techniques, which he has developed over the course of more than two decades. For this new exhibition, Raduan has produced a series of intricate and sophisticated woodcuts depicting domestic interiors inspired by long periods of isolation during the pandemic.

In Conversation With Raduan Man can be streamed via G13 Gallery’s YouTube channel.

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VIRTUAL DOCUMENTARY: IN MEMORY OF CIKGU LEE KIM SIN

Date and Time: Unlimited

Some might know him as a dedicated school teacher and well-loved grassroots politician. But more than that, Lee Kim Sin, fondly known as Cikgu Lee, had a great passion for history and heritage.

Popularly known as Cikgu Lee because he was a biology teacher for 20 years in different parts of Malaysia, Lee was also a recognisable figure because he's been active in social work since 1997. He taught at Kajang’s SMJK Yu Hua before running for the state seat in the 2008 General Election. Later, he left politics to concentrate on community and heritage work.

Lee died of a heart attack in May last year. He was 66. This short documentary film, created by community arts outfit Village Vision, is a tribute to Cikgu Lee's work surrounding community engagement and cultural mapping. The social reformer/heritage advocate worked tirelessly to document the history of the Hulu Langat area and its mukims and was also the director of the Kajang Heritage Centre. He was also a keen researcher on the Sin Sze Si Ya temples.

In Memory Of Cikgu Lee Kim Sin, in Mandarin with Bahasa Malaysia subtitles, can be streamed via Village Vision’s Youtube channel.

More info here.

WEBINAR: TRADITIONAL TEXTILES AND COSTUMES

Date and Time: July 7, 5pm

This is the sixth episode of Badan Warisan Malaysia’s six-part webinar "Spotlight On Sarawak" series.

James Yong, president of the Sarawak Heritage Society, will discuss the current state of heritage management in Sarawak, highlighting current and impending threats. This webinar will examine some of Sarawak's tangible, intangible, and natural heritage assets. Wong will discuss the values ascribed to historical and cultural sites, as well as the natural wonders of Sarawak's mountains and rivers, and what makes Sarawak unique.

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