Yasmin Ahmad’s Sepet is currently being screened online for free until to June 5 on the Great Little Stories Youtube channel and onsite at Yasmin at Kong Heng Newseum which is located in a former bank vault in Ipoh, Perak.
Ipoh was where the late Yasmin shot Sepet and her other internationally-acclaimed movies such as Gubra, Muallaf and Talentime.
Sepet was released in 2004.
The tale revolves around the relationship between a Malay girl (Sharifah Amani) and a Chinese boy (Ng Choo Seong) and captures a slice of life in Malaysia at that point in time.
In 2005, the Malaysian film won the Le Grand Prix du Jury at the 27th Créteil International Women's Film Festival in France and the Best Asian Film Award at the 18th Tokyo International Film Festival.
The much-lauded film also scored 10 nominations at the 18th Malaysia Film Festival in 2005 and won seven awards: Best Film, Best Original Screenplay (Yasmin), Best Supporting Actress (Ida Nerina), Most Promising Actor (Ng), Most Promising Actress (Sharifah), Best Director (Yasmin) and Best Poster.
After watching Sepet, viewers may post questions in the comments section of the YouTube video.
The questions will be answered by members of the cast and the production team including, lead actress Sharifah, lead actor Ng, Linus Chung, Tan Meiling, Zehan, David Lok, producer Abang Odeng, Kak Ros, Elyna Shukri and character namesake and the director's sister, Datin Orked Ahmad.
Replies to selected questions will be filmed and compiled as new video documentation.