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Thaipusam: Faith in Action

This Sunday sees Hindu devotees celebrating a key date in the Malaysian calendar. Bringing together people from around the world, Thaipusam is a time of astonishing devotion.

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Overview

Hello and welcome to the official website for Ahmad Zakii Anwar: The Lost Master. This exciting new documentary film is being developed by Second Avenue Productions, producer and director Jin-Theng Craven…and you!

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The Power of Symbols

As you’ve seen in articles such as this one, Zakii’s work covers a wide range of subject matter. What’s perhaps more striking is how Zakii’s work engages with religion and faith. He is both overt and subtle. That’s part of his craft – he has a knack for creating a visual and emotional tension that elevates his paintings and drawings beyond mere verisimilitude. We’re …

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The Art: The Jeju Island Series

Zakii’s body of work isn’t just technically accomplished; it’s incredibly diverse as well. We’re going to take a look today at his Jeju Island series of pictures, and think about what they might mean for Zakii’s work as a whole. Right from the off, there’s something incredibly surreal about his work, and just a little unsettling. The crustacean in the …

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Behind the Scenes: Inside Zakii’s Studio

A documentary is useful for giving people a valuable insight into a person or issue, a peek behind the scenes of how it works or what they do. We like to think our recent article on great documentary films, focussed on individual artists, demonstrated that… and in a similiar spirit we’d like to give you a peek behind the scenes …

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The Artist’s Journey: Great Art Documentary Films

Documentaries are a wonderful opportunity to get inside the heads of people: their journeys, their trials and their tribulations. We’ve gathered a selection of documentaries that have grabbed our attention: some we’ve seen, some we’re looking to check out. Each one takes us on exciting and unusual journey through the artistic process of their stars.

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The Art: Meditations

So you know the subject of our documentary, Zakii, is soon landing in London. He’s an invited panelist for a timely discussion organised under #LSELitFest and through Southeast Asia Centre (SEAC).

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