Thursday, February 24, 2011

Life Sdn Bhd 6: Abuse @ Women:100

In conjunction with 100 years of International Women’s Day, and in celebration of the artistic grace of women, Kakiseni presents “Women: 100”: a hundred hours of performing arts across Malaysia in tribute of women! As part of the Women: 100 celebration, there will also be a website, facilitation a set of commitments towards making Malaysia a better place for women.

Just back from the art show, I will call it personal experience sharing and it totally blasted my mind. Nobody would know their true story until they share it. It is worth to go!

Daphne Iking, Low Ngai Yuen and Kal Joffres

Blured but love their expressions

Part of the art dancing along the song

Salute to all the featured real people real story. Thanks for sharing your stories!

One of the survivor!

Life Sdn Bhd 6: Abuse @ Women:100

Directed by: Dato’ Faridah Merican
Artistic Director: Joe Hasham OAM
The Actors Studio @ Lot 10 Roof Top
Date & Time:23 - 27 Feb @ 8:30 PM
The Life Sdn. Bhd. series continues with another thought-provoking installment in February 2011.

Almost everyday we read or hear about sad, gory, despicable stories of abuse relating mainly to humans but also to animals. It's time to share some of these stories - all true voiced by those who best know because they are closest to it. The 2011 installment of Life Sdn. Bhd. will be looking at abuse and the plight of the abused.

In a report by Women’s Aid Organisation, a shocking 39% of Malaysian women have been abused by their partners. In another report by UNICEF Malaysia, it states that an average of seven children in Malaysia were reported to be victims of child abuse each day in 2008. Of course, there are also stories of abuse on maids and other migrant workers, employees and animals. Abuse can take so many forms and guises besides the obvious physical ones – mental and emotional abuse can be equally harming.

The very first Life Sdn. Bhd. installment started back in 2004 by Dato’ Faridah Merican. The beauty of this particular series lies in its stripped down format where actors as well as non-actors share true stories, on stage, on issues that affect us living in Malaysia ranging from social, political, service, family, love and love lost.

In 2007, the series took a turn to focus on specific issues. That year, those that have been affected by breast cancer took to the stage to share their stories. In 2010, it shed light on another important issue – the HIV / AIDS epidemic. It was groundbreaking to say the least – nine individuals stepped on stage for the very first time to share their stories on HIV / AIDS.

Like previous Life Sdn. Bhd. shows, the forthcoming edition goes beyond storytelling. It is a vehicle to raise much-needed awareness on abuse, change people’s perceptions on the issue, move them to take action and at the same time empower the victims and help them heal.

Life Sdn. Bhd. 6: Abuse will also feature a specially commissioned work by singersongwriter Ian Chow called Lullaby.
Entry Fees:

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Know their stories so you can help others better.

If you wanna see more photos taken during the show, click this link below:
MANifesto "Life Sdn Bhd 6: ABUSE @ Women:100" Photos Album

PS: I have also blog about it on my main blog with more photos featured there. Hope you can see their emotion through the photos.
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