Freedom Film Fest in George Town on 24-26 October


Look out for the Freedom Film Fest in Penang this weeekend, 24-26 October. This year, the festival will feature 10 films on many important themes such as Democracy, Housing Rights, Children’s Rights, Indigenous Rights and stories from all over the world including China, Belarus, and Canada.

Closer to home, films from Indonesia and Singapore will also be screened. Of course, Malaysian films too.

All screenings will be followed by a facilitated discussion where audience have an opportunity to ask questions to the filmmakers and resource persons. This will help them understand the issues better and also to make the connection with the realities in Malaysia.

Some films that may be of particular interest:

Local Democracy and citizen election observers


Malaysian interest

Women and Children

Award-winning feature films

Freedom of expression

Other information:


Schedule Information

24 Oct 7:30pm – 8:50pm Georgetown, Penang – LUMA, The Whiteaways Arcade Lebuh Agraria Premiere of Malaysian Pitch Winners More
8:50pm – 11:00pm Georgetown, Penang – LUMA, The Whiteaways Arcade Jalanan Life on the Margins More
25 Oct 2:00pm – 3:20pm Georgetown, Penang – Auditorium A, Menara KOMTAR Untouchable: Children Of God Rights of Minors More
3:20pm – 5:10pm Georgetown, Penang – Auditorium A, Menara KOMTAR Wukan: Flame of Democracy Democracy More
5:10pm – 6:40pm Georgetown, Penang – Auditorium A, Menara KOMTAR To Singapore, With Love Price of Freedom More
7:30pm – 8:50pm Georgetown, Penang – Auditorium A, Menara KOMTAR Di Ambang (“Living Stateless”) Freedom to Belong More
8:50pm – 9:30pm Georgetown, Penang – Auditorium A, Menara KOMTAR Anur Nak Sekolah Premiere of Malaysian Pitch Winners More
9:50pm – 10:30pm Georgetown, Penang – Auditorium A, Menara KOMTAR Fight Thru Cartoon Premiere of Malaysian Pitch Winners More
26 Oct 2:00pm – 2:50pm Georgetown, Penang – SINKEH A Short Film On The May 13 Generation Price of Freedom More
2:50pm – 4:30pm Georgetown, Penang – SINKEH Dangerous Acts Starring the Unstable Element Of Belarus Freedom of Expression More


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27 Oct 2014 11.17am

Ali Abd Jalil and Alvin Tan’s decision to seek political asylum rather than face justice for their alleged offences is a symptom of the youths’ growing frustrations towards Putrajaya’s clampdown on political dissent?

24 Oct 2014 10.58am

Now Touch The mammal issue has become thorny issue between the conservatives and the more progressive in Malaysia; and the nation will be too preoccupied with religious matter like this and the IS recruitment that the nation could be behind Indonesia’s pursuit of more open economy ?

Also Freedom to most rural folks is to listen to Bob Marley’s reggae songs; to the extent that RTM once banned the song (still?) “I Shot The Sheriff” from airwaves ! Talking about the progress Msia has made all these years !

23 Oct 2014 1.32pm

Just how much is total freedom worth in terms of dollars and cents ? One cannot survive on freedom with an empty stomach and also why are the pro-democracy fighters in Hong Kong fighting now when these people did not protest when the British were in control of Hong Kong for 350 years. Didn’t the Brits have the colony in total control of Hong Kong by the Brits nominated governor, did the people have the choice of the governor ? What have China brought to Hong Kong since it was returned to China and how many people are aware of… Read more »

Stylo Logan
Stylo Logan
23 Oct 2014 12.02pm

“To Singapore, With Love” was banned in Singapore. Many Singaporeans came to Johor Bahru to watch this when the Freedom FilmFest was held in JB recently. Worth watching just to see what the fuss is all about.

Don Anamalai
Don Anamalai
24 Oct 2014 9.17am
Reply to  Stylo Logan

The film, To Singapore, with Love, deals, indirectly, with one of the most controversial elements of the island nation’s history – the detention without trial of hundreds of people accused of being Communists and being part of a conspiracy. The Singapore government banned the film a licence on the grounds that it undermined national security. However, many Singaporeans still believe that many of the exiles left Singapore is because they were being detained without trial. They were thrown in jail for “posing a threat to Singapore’s National Security” and never given a trial. Some of them were detained for… Read more »

26 Oct 2014 10.51am
Reply to  Don Anamalai

It reminded me of Malaysia banning ‘The Last Communists’, a movie by Amir Muhammad in 2006.