Saturday, September 1, 2012

“Home for Hari Raya” Ohio University filming—13 US students coming to Malaysia



Frederick Lewis, professor of film/video at Ohio University, recently emailed and said that he has 13 students coming to Malaysia for the filming of “Home for Hari Raya”, from Lovers and Strangers Revisited.  He said, “All systems go.”  This was the final confirmation that I wanted to hear.  Ever since he first contacted me in December 2011 about his interest in filming one of my short stories,  I’ve been excited about the project.  It’s not every day that one of your short stories is going to be filmed, especially a story set in Malaysia.

As noted in an earlier blog, two stories from the collection, “Home for Hari Raya” and “Only in Malaysia” have also been taught at Ohio UniversityI was fortunate enough to hold a Skype session with Tun Razak Chair, Professor and a group of her students there back in April. 




**Update: Ohio University posted HHR on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=3j1_tDLM2Ms (It starts at 3:16, so scroll back to the beginning)

***Update, the 20th anniversary of Lovers and Strangers Revisited
 
Here are links to some of my author-to-author interviews of first novelists:

Ivy Ngeow author of Cry of the Flying Rhino, winner of the 2016 Proverse Prize.

Golda Mowe author of Iban Dream and Iban Journey.

Preeta Samarasan author of Evening is the Whole Day

Chuah Guat Eng,  author of Echoes of Silence and Days of Change. 

Plus:


Beheaded on Road to Nationhood: Sarawak Reclaimed—Part I 

2 comments:

sintaicharles said...

Happy for you.

Anonymous said...

thanks for sharing.