Director: Amir Muhammad
6horts consist of six short video-essays on Malaysian identity. Witty and provocative, these highly personal documentaries deal with themes such as Friday prayer, identity cards, imprisonment without trial, racial politics and the question of pork. The individual titles for the short are Lost, Friday, Mona, Checkpoint, Kamunting and Pangyau.
Amir Muhammad, Naeim Ghalili and Jon Yap
James Lee, Hann and Zulkarnaen Kassim
Doghouse 73 Pictures
DVD / colour / 60 mins
Amir Muhammad was born in 1972 in Kuala Lumpur. He has a degree in Law but does not use it, preferring, instead, to be a freelance journalist for the print and online media. In 1995 he took a summer filmmaking course at New York University. In 2000 he made Malaysia’s first digital feature, Lips to Lips, which traveled to over a dozen festivals around the world, including Hong Kong and Deauville. He won the Best Asian Digital Short two years in a row at the Singapore International Film Festival.