University of Nottingham Malaysia
University of Nottingham Asia Research Institute-Malaysia (UoNARI-M)

The 2019 Food Series - Event 3 [Development, Ecology and Aquaculture (a film screening and moderated discussion)]

15th March 2019
For more information and to register, please contact Dr Maysoun Mustafa at

Location: KL13

UoNARI-M and Crops For the Future present: EVENT 3 of the 2019 Food Series
Development, Ecology and Aquaculture (a film screening and moderated discussion) 

Andrew Ng (filmmaker/activist), Dr Mohd Saidul Islam (Nanyang Technology University)
Moderated by: Dr Maysoun Mustafa (CFF-UNM DTP) 

Part A: Screening of “ The Hills and the Sea” a film by Andrew Ng (25.17 mins) 
Penang is about to experience an unprecedented shift of its urban facade with the approval of multiple large-scale development projects under the Penang Transport Master Plan. While such news of development promises a much-desired face-lift and reinforcement of Penang’s economic prowess, it does come with a price that may only be apparent in hindsight. This is the story of the hills and the sea of Penang, highlighting the struggle of Mohd. Ishak, a coastal fisherman and Joleen Yap, a wildlife researcher on Dusky Leaf Monkey, taking on and finding a place in Penang’s ambitious development. 

Part B: A moderated discussion on the effect of changing landscapes and climates on fishing and fisher communities. Building on case studies from Penang and Bangladesh, this discussion will explore the evolution of both aquaculture and traditional fishing systems. It will examine the promise of the Blue Revolution and the role of regulations and certification in managing the remarkable growth of this sector and its impact on the na tural environment. 

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