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Journey’s End?

The last leg of our filming is now taking place, under the sunny skies of Los Angeles! Being able to shoot footage here is a great opportunity for us, and should show how Zakii’s work and ideas have truly global importance.

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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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About the Film

In the tradition of past work like Being and Becoming Chua Ek Kay, Second Avenue Productions’ latest work aims to open the door to an artist – and an artistry – that never fails to amaze. Ahmad Zakii Anwar: The Lost Master is a documentary film that examines the life and work of one of Malaysia’s greatest living artists.

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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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Behind the Scenes: Making a Documentary Film

Documentary films have arguably gained a new prominence in our cultural consciousness, with hard-hitting documentaries like Blackfish and now The Jinx being widely discussed. While some of you are already familiar with filmmaking, we thought it might be useful to share our own film-making journey from the perspective of the indie film-maker…and as help for those unfamiliar with how it works.

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New Year’s Recap

A very happy new year from the Edge of Obedience team! We’d like to take the opportunity to welcome back all of you who’ve been following our project, and give a quick recap of events to people just looking at the website for the first time. So far on this site…. We’ve shared a number of interviews with the crew members including …

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Art in Action

Lately we’ve been talking amongst ourselves about how we want to convey the film’s overarching themes to you, particularly when there are some aspects we haven’t really talked about.

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Introductions: Zainah and Eddin

Whilst watching the trailer for our film, you may be wondering about the identities of some of the people appearing in it. We’d like to take the opportunity to shed some light on who they are. This woman is none other than Zainah Anwar, Zakii’s sister and a prominent activist in Malaysia. She is the co-founder and former director of Sisters in …

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Behind the Scenes: Visiting Johor Bahru

The city of Johor Bahru is a complex place positioned as something of a retreat from urban life. It’s the capital city of Johor in Southern Malaysia with a population of about 500,000, has recently undergone a rather radical transformation and is home to a range of temples, art galleries…as well as crime and petty theft. It’s also home to Zakii, …

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