MALAYSIAN MADE DOCUMENTARIES
We are proud to showcase what the Malaysian Documentary industry has to offer.
Here you will find a range of documentaries produced by our talented local filmmakers.
Malaysian Made Documentaries
BANGKIT - 11 Days That Changed A Nation (2019)
Witness the gripping story of Malaysia's historic 14th General Election where the people voted to change the government for the first time in history. Using rare and never-before-seen footage, we tell the story through the eyes of the people who were on the ground.
Refugees No More (2019)
The news spread like wildfire through the community – refugee protection for the ethnic Chin community in Malaysia was coming to an end, and they all had to return to Myanmar. The announcement raised alarm among the Chins. They staged a protest in front of the UNHCR office two weeks later, calling the policy discriminatory and non-consultative. UNHCR was unmoved, saying that the policy change is a global one made in Geneva, not specific to Malaysia. But for the Chin community, this seemingly reasonable policy change has deep consequences.
Surviving Borneo (2017)
TV host and actor Henry Golding, is on a personal mission to discover his tribal roots. A descendant of the once feared Iban tribe of Sarawak, Borneo, Henry wants to attain his ‘Bejalai’, an Iban rites of passage, before he marries. In accordance with the ancient ‘Bejalai’, Henry must journey to unfamiliar lands in a bid to challenge himself and to acquire new knowledge and skills. A journey which takes him from his own Iban homeland in Betong to the mountainous region of Bario home to the Kelabit Tribe, and finally into the deepest interiors of Sarawak to seek out the mysterious Penans, Borneo’s last remaining nomadic tribe.
Road To Nationhood: Formation of Malaysia (2017)
‘Road to Nationhood: Formation of Malaysia’ features untold political and economic struggles of the founding fathers of Malaysia between the period 1957 and 1965 through unseen archives and cutting edge visual effects. A thriving post-Merdeka Malaya leads the Tunku to declare himself “the happiest Prime Minister in the world”. However, the euphoria is short-lived when the Alliance is tested with an internal power struggle during the 1959 elections. As the Emergency comes to an end in Malaya, Singapore politics is beginning to lean left. Recognising the impending security threat to the Federation, Tunku proposes the formation of Malaysia to unite Malaya, Singapore, Sabah, Sarawak, and Brunei. Despite strong opposition from regional powers, Tunku and his comrades worked hard to negotiate the terms of the formation. The Malaysia Agreement was signed on 9 July 1963 and Malaysia was officially formed on 16 September 1963. Singapore separated with Malaysia after a span of two short years. “Road to Nationhood: Formation of Malaysia” is inspired by the rich historical contents and the stories derived from them in NSTP Group Publications’ book of the same title.
Student / Trafficked (2017)
In 2016, investigative journalists with R.AGE started receiving reports that young Bangladeshi men and women were being cheated and trafficked to Malaysia - through private colleges. To uncover the truth about these syndicates, the journalists spent over a year undercover, infiltrating the colleges, speaking to the trafficking agents, and following their trail all the way to the “epicentre of the student trafficking trade” - Dhaka, Bangladesh. They uncovered a booming trade worth millions of dollars, leaving behind a trail of devastated families and ruined lives.
Wildlife Defenders Sabah (2017)
Continuing under the series Wildlife Defenders, this new behind-the-scenes, two-part documentary special will lay bare the dangers facing Borneo’s wildlife and the unrelenting work and challenges of the men and women of the Sabah Wildlife Department, working to stem the tide of wildlife extermination. With our unique access, this documentary is shown through the eyes of the people who fight the daily battle of wildlife conservation.
To Hunt A Paedophile (2017)
This documentary focuses on the investigation by the Australian and UK police that led to the arrest of Richard Huckle, a serial paedophile who had been preying on children in poor communities in Asia. Using reenactments, Huckle’s personal blogs, photos and court documents to reveal the intricate trail of clues that were pieced together by the Queensland Police Service that led to the dismantling of one of the world’s largest paedophile networks and Huckle’s arrest. We expose the existence of local paedophile networks in Malaysia and speak with a former member of a local online paedophile forum who reveals how it works. By following a team of journalists, we highlight how local predators are turning to social media to target and lure young victims. The documentary explores the challenges that are faced by local authorities in tackling the issue of child sexual abuse in Malaysia.
Aerial Malaysia (2016)
This one-hour documentary offers a rare glimpse of Malaysia’s most treasured landmarks, all seen from breath-taking heights. From busy cityscapes to natural landscapes, the documentary captures the history and culture of the country and discovers a side of Malaysia that has never been seen before.
Operation Sumatran Rhino (2016)
A race against time is ongoing in Malaysia. Conservationists are on a desperate mission to save the country's last Sumatran Rhinos. The only way to achieve this is to capture all remaining individuals in the wild - a dangerous and costly operation. "Operation Sumatran Rhino" chronicles Malaysia's foremost rhino scientists in their incredible quest to save this critically endangered species.
Sumatra's Last Tigers (2015)
The documentary highlights the conservation work of Indonesian philanthropist, Tomy Winata, to safeguard tigers at the Tambling Wildlife Nature Conservation Centre in Sumatra. It looks at tigers Panti and Petir, mother and son, as she is re-released back into the wild and how he copes being introduced into the jungle for the first time.
Programmed To Kill: Melioidosis (2016)
In 2010, eight members of a search party looking for a drowning victim, at the Lubuk Yu recreational forest in Pahang, mysteriously died within a week of the rescue mission, shocking the local medical community. It was long after they had been buried, that the deadly assassin was identified as Melioidosis, a bacterial disease that can infect in 24 hours and kill in forty-eight. This film takes us from Malaysia to Thailand, Laos and Northern Australia, to seek answers to how a relatively harmless bacteria in the soil can morph into an efficient killing machine.