Yasmin Ahmad's FilmsAuthor: Amir Muhammad
Pages: 224 + 24 pages of colour photographs
Printer: BS Print
Layout: Teck Hee
Cover Design: Alexdrina Chong
Price: RM30 (Malaysia) / S$19 (Singapore) / US$20 (Amazon)
First edition: November 2009
Yasmin Ahmad left a vibrant legacy, and it is still strange to talk about her in the past tense. In order to deal with his grief, Amir Muhammad, fellow Malaysian filmmaker and friend, watched anew her six feature-length films (Rabun, Sepet, Gubra, Mukhsin, Muallaf and Talentime), as well as several of her most popular commercials. Neither an obituary nor a conventional work of film criticism, this book was written just a month after her funeral and is Amir's personal look at the stories, but with quite a few tangents of his own. Chatty and informative, Yasmin Ahmad's Films can be devoured not only by established fans but newcomers to her work. It is also a tribute to one of Malaysia's most amazing daughters. All the writer's royalties from the first edition will be donated to the Mercy - Yasmin Ahmad Fund for Children.
Extract from Chapter 7 is published at the Moving Image Source.