Indigenous Treasures | Petani Bukan Pemalas (Farmers Are Not Lazy) by Nurfitri Amir

Indigenous Treasures | Petani Bukan Pemalas (Farmers Are Not Lazy) by Nurfitri Amir

71 71 people viewed this event.
Free

History, Principle and the Environment are the basic wealth we have. We can acquire new knowledge, deepen our connections and be nourished by these basic things- we are disillusioned by the fact that these are indigenous treasure. Indigenous treasures are not distant from us- they are within us

Petani Bukan Pemalas (Farmers Are Not Lazy)

A rural smallholding padi farmer from Alor Pongsu, Azhar rues the bitterness of an exploitative system where farmers like him are shortchanged with expensive commercial seeds that increasingly yield poor harvests despite all their hard work and dedication. Angered by the declining harvests and rising costs, Azhar takes matters into his own hands by cultivating rice seeds, an age-old farming practice long since forgotten after the government started aggressively marketing commercial seeds. However, he faces a battle to correct government-sown misconceptions of farmers being failures due to laziness and unwillingness to learn modern techniques. Matters come to a head and Azhar must decide it’s time for farmers to band together to seek justice and demand change to their common livelihoods.

About the Film

Petani Bukan Pemalas (Farmers are not lazy) is a 17 mins documentary directed by Nurfitri Amir, a prominent activist and a paddy researcher produced by Freedom Film Festival 2020 in collaboration with Third World Network, Goethe Institut, EU, the Netherlands, and  Pertubuhan Persaudaaraan Pesawah Malaysia (PeSAWAH). Ili Nadiah Dzulfakar representing KAMY had the opportunity to moderate the premiere discussion with the filmmaker Nurfitri Amir and the farmer himself, Azhar Hashim.

Ticket Information

Delegate Tickets
Free
-
Catch all events and activities through Delegate Tickets. Have access to all online venues screenings, talks and booths. Interact with other filmmakers, artist and human rights advocates at Kultura Film Festival. Get your Delegate Ticket Now.
Supporter Tickets
100.00
Support our endeavours and activities by purchasing Supporter Ticket- help us reach more communities for our post festival caravan. Your help could also help us in our civic works in the community. Purchase now to help us.
Event registration closed.
 

Date And Time

2022-02-19 @ 08:00 PM to
2022-02-19 @ 09:30 PM
 

Registration End Date

2022-02-19
 

Location

Online Event
 

Event Types

 

Event Category

Share With Friends