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Why do Muslim women in Malaysia wear the hijab? What are their challenges? 'Aku Siapa' is a new 50-minute documentary by Malaysian filmmaker Norhayati Kaprawi that explores these questions and more.
Through a series of candid interviews with Muslim women, young and old, urban and rural, director Norhayati Kaprawi uncovers why Muslim women wear the hijab, and why some take it off. The interviews also demonstrate what Muslim women understand about the hijab and the Quranic verses that compel them to cover up.
Just as importantly, 'Aku Siapa' interviews religious scholars, academics and politicians from both Malaysia and Indonesia about the phenomenon of the hijab and its development within Islam and in Malaysia. 'Aku Siapa' is a necessary viewing for those who are curious about the hijab and those who want to better understand political Islam and its impact on women in contemporary Malaysia.
'Aku Siapa' is Norhayati’s second documentary feature. Her first, 'Mencari Kartika' (2010) dealt with the controversy surrounding the caning of Kartika Sari Dewi Shukarno, a Muslim woman, for consuming alcohol.
The Annexe Gallery, Central Market Annexe, Jalan Hang Kasturi, 50000 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03 2070 1137
From: Feb 25, 2011 To: Feb 25, 2011
Price: RM5 by donation
Advance booking: No