From the official website;
"Gadoh is a 70-minute feature film that explores our perception of identity and challenges our hatred of the “other”.
This film is directed by Brenda Danker and Namron and produced by Big Pictures Production for KOMAS, a Malaysian human rights organisation.
Gadoh tells a story of a group of teenagers who fought each other along racial lines; a cycle of hatred and violence further escalated by their environment and school system.
What was to be a quick resolution to improve the school’s bad image, was taken as an opportunity for one teacher who believed that real change was possible. She ropes in the help of an old friend and reluctant maverick theater activist for this arduous task.
Is there hope amidst the cycle of discrimination that surrounds us?
Watch Gadoh for their story, and what it may very well tell us about ourselves."
Watching this movie is kind of refreshing. Seldom i found movies which made me smiled at the prejudice, made me worried as i discovered this movie is somehow dangerous to be exposed to the public because of their outspoken criticism.
When i say it's refreshing, i mean that this movie will evoke some reactions. For those who support 1 Malaysia or racial unity whatsoever will be satisfied (maybe) while for racists, they will be angered.
I really love it when they use direct-hit dialogues :
“Saya paling tak suka orang Cina! Dia ingat diorang bagus,pijak orang Melayu”
“Orang Melayu bodoh,belajar tak pandai pun boleh masuk universiti”
“Saya tak suka sekolah ini sebab sekolah ini bodoh! “
"Orang Cina makan babi. Pengotor. Berak tak pernah basuh!"
So taunting. Yet, using foul languages is forbidden and should not be one of our cultures.
Overall i consider this movie to be an 'ideologising' one. The ideology is, encouraging people to change their perspectives, to promote Malaysian race through theatres. Obviously. Have a look at Azman's dialog :
“ Kadang –kadang kita hidup ini bukan untuk bersenang lenang sahaja, aku buat ini untuk bangsa aku, Bangsa MALAYSIA”
Cikgu Ann :
"Pihak sekolah dah tubuhkan satu kelab teater untuk memperbaiki jati diri kamu semua".
About the casts?
I never met all the casts or watch them in any series or drama on the television before. They are from the theatres, only those who follow theatres know them.
However three figures managed to catch my attention - Namron, Zahiril Adzim and Fared Ayam.
My comments :
1. Watching Namron makes me 'meremang bulu roma'. Don't know why, but i just can't watch him. And uneasiness towards him finally blend into regrets after i watch one of the 15Malaysia videos, featuring Namron and Malay prostitutes. And i will not promote the link here, forever, as a sign of boycott.
2.Fared Ayam. He appeared on the television recently, together with Zahiril Adzim. Long hair, curly. Wearing glasses. He looks like a professor in art. Also, like Namron, participating in various videos. i don't like it when he wears girl's dress. The theme of that video? - freedom. Whatever.
3.Zahiril Adzim. "Nama yang sedang meningkat naik", said Fared Ayam. No comment about that, but i knew a girl who quotes sayings of Zahiril Adzim and put it in her blog. And you know what? I don't like him because girls think he is handsome, one of the macho guys and he really likes to control macho. What a pain. Lol.
That's all. Prejudice for now.