Raya 2007

Tahun ni tambah lagi sorang. Orang beraya dengan baju baru aku beraya dengan cermin kereta dan wiper baru

Islam and heavy metal

Zan Azlee's documentary 'I'm A Muslim too' is wonderful, especially the part that he meets that metal band from Iran. Now, here another interesting article about Islam and music, especially heavy metal. Read the article here, by Mark Levine.

Selamat Hari Raya!

Malas gile dah nak pegi kerja. Kepada semua, selamat Hari Raya, datang rumah la kalau sesat2 kat Seri Alam tu.

Temubual bersama Azharr Rudin

Sempena Filem Punggok Rindukan Bulan, kami mempersembahkan temubual bersama pengarah muda yang berbakat, Azharr Rudin.

Juga, jangan lupa baca temubual bersama Decma & the CouldHaveBeen.

Punggok Rindukan Bulan

Klip diatas ialah trailer filem arahan saudara Azharr Rudin. yang menarik perhatian saya ialah jalan cerita, lokasi ( jb, flat bukit cagar), sekolah ( Sekolah Dato Jaafar beb, skolah gua)

Catch the movie, opening this 25th.


Amir Muhammad
Cinema Online.
Ajami Hashim.
Tonton Filem

Update: 15/9

Full review by Ajami Hashim.

Belansungkawa. A Samad Ismail. 24 April 1925-4 Sept 2008.

Pak Samad bukan orang biasa. Sebahagian dari sejarah Singapura dan Malaysia. Wartawan tersohor dan pejuang kemerdekaan tulen. Kehilangan beliau terasa macam kehilangan orang yang sangat dekat. Orang kata, patah tumbuh hilang berganti. Tapi hanya satu Pak Samad. Takkan ada pengganti.


Rage Against The Machine go a capella!

When the police shut down the PA on Rage Against the Machine at an anti-RNC concert, the band took to the turf with a megaphone and performed a capella, delivering inspiring commentary between songs. This is must-see youtube -- some of the most heartening protest footage I've seen in years. - From Boing Boing

I'M MUSLIM TOO! documentary film is finally out!


THURSDAYS (starting 4th Sept 08), 7:30pm, NTV7

Many see Malaysia as a moderate Islamic country that has found a unique and harmonious balance between religion, secularism and multiculturalism. Zan Azlee decides to learn and find out more about Islam and his own identity as a Malay Muslim. He embarks on a journey to the heartland of Islam, the Middle-East, with nothing but his video camera and a bag full of instant noodles. He meets a brutal heavy metal band in Iran, discovers a Syrian version of Low Yat Plaza in Damascus, hangs out with a couple of Palestinian dudes in a camp in Beirut and learns about sex from a bunch of artists in Jordan.

Zan Azlee is a freelance media professional who founded Fat Bidin Media in 2003. The services he provides include directing, producing, scriptwriting, videography, news reporting/journalism and consultation. He is an independent filmmaker who has produced and directed numerous films that have gone on to screen at local and international film festivals. Zan also lectures at HELP University-College in Kuala Lumpur. His first feature length documentary film, The Look-East Project, was commissioned in early 2007 by local television station NTV7 under its FESTIVAL programme, which aims to encourage and highlight independent filmmaking in Malaysia. I'm Muslim Too! is his second feature length documentary film.

Read my interview with the director here.