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World Cinema

Award Winner: We, The Dead

(Aqérat)

Year 2017
Runtime 106 mins
Language Malay/Cantonese/Hokkien/Mandarin
Subtitles English
North American Premiere

Director Edmund Yeo will be in attendance for a post-screening Q&A on September 27 and 29.


Yeo's short film CHICKEN RICE MYSTERY played at the 2009 Calgary International Film Festival.


Hui Ling (Daphne Low) is working odd jobs to save enough money to leave Malaysia and get a fresh start. In order to earn some quick money, she accepts a job that involves trafficking Rohingya refugees who land up on Malaysian shores. However, she is not prepared for the treacherous nature of the task and finds herself drawn into a darker world.


Edmund Yeo’s timely film WE, THE DEAD depicts a lesser known story about the dangers that some of the Rohingya faced when they migrated to Malaysia. The film, whose title means “afterlife” in Rohingya, deservedly won the Best Director and Tokyo Gemstone Awards (for actress Daphne Low) at the Tokyo International Film Festival.


Sachin Gandhi


Tokyo International Film Festival - Winner of Best Director and Tokyo Gemstone Award (Daphne Low)

Singapore International Film Festival

International Film Festival of Kerala


Community Partner: Malaysian Singaporean Bruneian Community Association

Countries

Malaysia
Director
Edmund Yeo
Executive Producer
Woo Ming Jin, Lum Lai Fun
Producer
Ying Xian Lim, Edmund Yeo
Screenwriter
Edmund Yeo
Cinematographer
Lesley Leon Lee
Cast
Daphne Low, Kahoe Hon