On the 20th of April 2018, Crossroads: One, Two Jaga had its world premiere at the 20th Udine Far East Film Festival. It was also given the opportunity to be showcased as the opening film at the festival, that was screened in Teatro Nuovo, Visionario in Udine, Italy!
One, Two Jaga is director Nam Ron‘s brainchild that was first conceived in 2014 when it was first released as a first draft trailer on YouTube. A month ago, the official trailer was posted.
After gaining media traction from the public and from the Southeast Asian Film Market in December 2015, the film has evolved into a tapestry of underground themes, namely human trafficking in Malaysia.
The film serves as a social documentary of the colorful and dark sides of our society, especially those whose voices are often silenced and unheard. This film was inspired by a migrant worker that used to clean Nam Ron’s residence, to whom he credits much of his film.
One, Two Jaga is a film that explores the issues of foreign worker exploitation with gritty, mutli-faceted honesty – Nam Ron, Director
It is the first Malaysian film to open for the festival in Italy. One, Two Jaga is produced by Bront Palarae‘s production company Pixel Play and Jazzy Pictures, which were the only people willing to work with him due to the controversial nature of the film.
The film boasts a star-studded cast, featuring Zahiril Adzim, Ario Bayu, Asmara Abigail, Rosdeen Suboh, Amerul Affendi, Timothy Castillo and Nam Ron himself.
Other movies that were featured at the festival are listed here
Check out their interview with Far East Film Festival here.Nam Ro