PETALING JAYA: A special screening of the historical movie 1957 Hati Malaya was held for students in the Klang Valley and in Penang, Ipoh, Seremban and Malacca.
The 2,500 tickets were sponsored by The Star.
At Golden Screen Cinemas (GSC) in the1-Utama shopping centre here, Form Four Natalie Chan, 16, described the movie as entertaining because of its flashback to the 1940s.
She said she learnt about people of different cultures and races working together to achieve a common goal from the movie.
Echoing her was schoolmate Hanis Farhana Mohd Saufi, and Irfan Mohd Kamal, both also 16.
Hanis said though the movie was presented in a historical aspect, the presentation was interesting.
Ong Ju Ee, 16, agreed. She said: “All the while we read from history books. It was interesting to be able to watch the movie in such a perspective.
They were among a busload of Form Four students from SMK USJ12 in Subang Jaya who watched the movie at the shopping centre.
Also present were the cast of the movie who obliged the students by signing autographs.
Among them were Ida Nerina, Kamarulzaman Taib, Rusdi Ramli, Kavita Sidhu and Nanu Baharuddin.
In Penang, hundreds watched the movie at Queensbay Mall on the island and Sunway Carnival in Seberang Jaya, while in Ipoh, the GSC was packed with 181 students from five schools who came to watch the screening of the movie.
1957 Hati Malaya is produced by Persona Pictures Sdn Bhd in association with DiGi, the Culture, Arts and Heritage Ministry, National Film Development Corporation (Finas) and Filem Negara Malaysia.
RTM, TV3 and The Star are the official media partners.
For bulk purchase or sponsorship of tickets for students from schools and colleges, senior citizens, organisations and associations, call Pesona Pictures at 03-7728 2427 or Sha at 012-304 0708.