Saturday, December 28, 2013

Home for Hari Raya on YouTube!

Ohio University School of Arts, Media & Studies posted the film adaptation of my short story “Home for Hari Raya” from Lovers and Strangers Revisited on YouTube.  Apparently it was posted on 3 October 2013 which I recently found out by accident while updating my files on stories related to the filming.  Had I known (I must’ve overlooked it while in the midst of rewriting one of novels), I could’ve posted it in time for Hari Raya Haji in Malaysia (October 15th)

The film is about 24 minutes long. For some reason the film on YouTube opens at 1:55 mark.  Just scroll back to the beginning. It starts out with the call to prayer and some scenery shots of rural Malaysia.  This is in English, though in the opening scenes some Malay is being spoken. 
Last December I had blogged about Associate Professor Frederick Lewis and his team of students from Ohio University coming to Malaysia for the filming

Enjoy the film, a nice introduction to Malaysia, and share it with friends.  Here is also the link to The Story Behind the Story.

*Update, the 20th anniversary of Lovers and Strangers Revisited
Here are links to four 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. 


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