University of Nottingham Malaysia
School of
Media, Languages and Cultures

When We Are One / Bila Kami Bersatu

4th December 2019
For more information on the event, kindly e-mail Dr Thomas Barker.

Film screening and discussion - When We Are One/"Bila Kami Bersatu" (in Malay with English subtitles) 

directed by Minxi Chua and Asyraf Abdul Samad, 2019, 20-min  

Presented in association with Freedom Film Festival 

About the film: 
‘Bila Kami Bersatu’ (When We Are One) follows the lives and struggles of three women from Malaysia’s national hospital service workers’ labor union as they collectively fight for their monthly wages to be raised to RM1,500. The film documents their day-to-day experiences as hospital service workers, providing rarely seen insights into the lives of working class women in Malaysia. It also shows the real life stakes they face within an increasingly unequal economic system and the political and social risks they take in order to improve their lives and that of the other workers in their industry. 

Minxi Chua is currently Operations Coordinator at New Naratif. She has studied and worked in Beijing, New York, Singapore, and Manchester; and, for much of this time, has been writing a novel on mental illness, the postcolonial Malaysian psyche, intergenerational female trauma, and chickens. 

Asyraf Abdul Samad is a journalist, writer, and filmmaker working for a variety of publications including The Star and the South China Morning Post. 

4 December 2019, Wednesday 
Time: 14:00 to 16:00 
Venue: F4B09A  
              University of Nottingham Malaysia 
              Jalan Broga 43500 Semenyih Selangor Darul Ehsan

School of Media, Languages and Cultures

University of Nottingham Malaysia
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Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia

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