2009 is indeed not a celebrity-friendly year! After Michael Jackson’s and Farrah Fawcett’s passing, I thought the worst is over. This is far worse. The world has lost another star today. Yasmin Ahmad.
A sense of curiosity was how I got to know about Yasmin Ahmad’s work. After a big hoo hah over censorship and such, I decided to watch the most controversial Malaysian made movie, “Sepet“. There was no turning back ever since. I watched almost every movie that Kak Yasmin directed and never fail to fall in love again and again with the characters and also, the stories portrayed. Her work was always simplistic and yet, carried such deep and profound messages within.
I enjoyed listening to a friend in Melbourne talked about the conversations he had with Kak Yasmin whenever the latter was visiting Melbourne. I did not have the chance to meet her personally but I believe that she had touched many people in her life with her work, her life story and above all, her kind and pure heart.
You will be greatly (and sadly) missed, Kak Yasmin. Al-fatihah.