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Where are We Now?

We’ve been rather quiet on the site lately, and you’ve probably been wondering what the crew of the Zakii film has been up to over the last few months.

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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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Sheffield Doc/Fest: A Quick Recap

We’re back from sunny Sheffield and we’re happy to report we had a thoroughly productive experience! Sheffield Doc/Fest is a wonderful opportunity for filmmakers: it’s a chance to see both the art and business of filmmaking, and we learned a lot from our time there.

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Filming in London

Zakii’s LSE talk is far from his first trip to London: we were lucky enough to spend some time with him in London a while back. But we’ll take any opportunity we can to meet with him and we were able to film some wonderful footage whilst out and about. Here’s a quick look at some of the places we visited. …

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MIPDoc Recap

Our journey to MIPDoc was an inspiring and informative event, and one we’re very glad we attended. It gave us a real insight into what some of the biggest names in documentary film-making are doing, and what that means for our project as a whole.

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Going to the Pictures: Jin at MIPDoc

We’re pleased to report that Jin is going to be attending a prestigious documentary film conference this month! Taking place in Cannes on the 11th and 12th of April, MIPDoc is dedicated to factual and documentary programming across a broad spectrum of topics.

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Speaking with Jin: The Backdrop of History

Today’s conversation with Jin looks briefly at Malaysia’s history, and some of the challenges Zakii faced to become an artist. Zakii was born in 1955, and he was raised in an interesting era of Malaysia’s history. Malaysia used to be called Malaya, when it was under British colonial rule. It became independent in 1957 and renamed itself Malaysia in 1963, …

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Zakii in London

We were very fortunate to have Zakii visit the UK this week…and even more fortunate to have him spend some time with us in London! While we’ve obviously filmed a sizeable amount of footage, being able to meet him again in person was a fantastic experience. Here are some pictures from our day out.

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