Cinemata Big Screen Enduring Issues in the Digital Age – Peon + Badman + Grey Scale + Multiverse of Mekong
- Tuesday, 23 May 2023 (Day 2)
- 18:00 – 19:20 hrs (GMT+7)
- CMU Art Center – Theater
Malaysia / 2020 / Fiction / 15 mins
Directed by June Wong, Shaiful Yahya, and Syaz Zainal
Based on a true story, this film unfolds through a series of texts, voice messages, and video calls, immersing the audience in the daily grind of frontline workers. Riveting from start to end, Peon uncovers an uncomfortable truth in Malaysia.
Thailand / 2015 / Fiction / 26 mins
Directed by Maitree Chamroensuksakul
A young indigenous girl uses a video camera and other technologies to document the nefarious plan of a land grabber in Northern Thailand.
Malaysia / 2022 / Documentary / 20 mins
Directed by Evelyn Teh
A single elderly woman in a gentrified community is forced to adapt to the rapidly changing world around her when authorities require app-based contact tracing amid the pandemic. A story about living alone and growing old, Grey Scale presents the quiet struggles among the elderly in their quest for independent and dignified ageing.
Multiverse of Mekong
Thailand / 2023 / Experimental-Documentary / 15 mins
Directed by Patiparn Boontarig
Multiverse of Mekong is a semi-experimental documentary that uses diverse data sets, including satellite images, information on the internet, and television news footage, generated through programming and AI image processing. The resulting data presents clear evidence of the changes happening in the Mekong River and the multidimensional impact of climate change – from past, present, to future.