Doa Seorang Nelayan/A Fisherman’s Prayer

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[ENGLISH VERSION BELOW] Zakaria Ismail mendapat panggilan suci untuk mempertahankan kebajikan nelayan pesisir pantai dan penduduk kampung apabila mereka tiba-tiba menghadapi projek reklamasi tanah besar-besaran di selatan Pulau Pinang. Sebuah filem oleh Andrew Ng Yew Han.

Kawasan perikanan yang memberi makan kepada keluarga mereka yang tegolong dalam kelompok 40% terbawah selama bergenerasi – sekarang berhadapan risiko tertimbus di bawah tambakan seluas 4,500 ekar.

Dalam kisah tentang pertentangan kelas, pertembungan antara tradisi dan moden, dan campur tangan ala Machiavelli oleh orang politik – Zakaria berserah kepada Tuhan agar beliau diberi kekuatan dan kebijaksanaan untuk berdepan salah satu projek paling besar di bawah Malaysia Baharu.

English version

Zakaria Ismail believes it is a divine calling for him to defend the welfare of his fellow coastal fishermen and villagers in the face of a sudden massive land reclamation project in southern Penang Island. A film by Andrew Ng Yew Han.

This fishing area, which has provided for generations of these families from the bottom 40% of society, is now facing the threat of being buried under 4,500 acres of reclaimed land.

In this story about class struggle, the contention for space between the modern and the traditional and the Machiavellian interventions of political actors, Zakaria turns to his God for wisdom and courage to stand up against one of the most ambitious projects carried out in the New Malaysia.

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