Saturday, 7 May 2011

I Was 13 At The Time



I was 13 at the time. On the day it happened...
A Workshop Presentation of Stories of 13 May 1969

directed by Chee Sek Thim

text curated by Jacqueline Ann Surin
performed by Foo May Lyn, Lucille Dass and Shah Zainal

11, 12 & 13 May 2011

at Socio-Economic & Environmental Research Institute (SERI)
10 Brown Road, Penang

Admission by donation of RM10
Call 0124828619

14 May 2011
5pm at Leonardo's Wine Loft, 61-2 Jalan Bangkung, Bukit Bandaraya, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur
9pm at Five Arts Centre, 27 Lorong Datuk Sulaiman 7, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Kuala Lumpur
Admission by donation of RM10
Call 0125162891

This event will present a reading of different stories of 13 May 1969 told by Malaysians as they remember it. The stories will be juxtaposed with the official rhetoric of government, political parties, politicians, academics and the media regarding the racial clashes of 13 May.

The purpose of this workshop presentation is to reclaim what 13 May means to Malaysians by allowing other stories of the incident, apart from the official rhetoric, to be told and/or retold through performance in a public space. The hope is that by doing so, the official history of 13 May can be contested, and a space or spaces for more nuanced and compassionate memories of the incident can be created.

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