‘Pokok’ is a story that welcomes renown director U-Wei’s talent back to the theatre stage from the 7 December – 16 December 2018 at Auditorium Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka. Known more for his films such as Hanyut, Kaki Bakar and Perempuan, Lelaki &..? (from which he won the Best Director Award in the 11th Malaysian Film Festival), U-Wei has also honed his craft through plays, his last one being Wangi Menjadi Saksi back in 2008. We get to talk about why he chose the story written by Tan Sri Johan Jaaffar, his decision to dwell into theatre once more, and the moral reason why films should exist.
“History is written by its victors.”
Published by Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka in 2015, Batu Uban: Sejarah Awal Pulau Pinang‘s details the history of one of Malaysia’s most popular states. But don’t expect tour guide material over these 262 pages.