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KITA Discourse Series 11/2018: The Story of Kam Agong: Screening and Dialogue

November 8, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Title: The Story of Kam Agong: Screening and Dialogue with Producer, Agnes Padan

Tentative Programme:

  • 09.45am-10.00am: Registration
  • 10.00am-10.15am: Opening Remarks by Prof. Dr. Ong Puay Liu, Principal Fellow, KITA
  • 10.15am-12.30pm: The Story of Kam Agong Screening and Dialogue with Agnes Padan (Film Producer) and Lawrence Jayaraj (Film Director)
  • 12.30pm–1.00pm: Refreshment and End

Language: Lun Bawang (with English & Malay subtitles)
Film Synopsis

This documentary showcases the trials and tribulations of a family from a poor village that lead to the loss of a loved one because of healthcare neglect. Agnes Padan takes a long journey back to her Lun Bawang village in Long Semadoh, in the interior of Sarawak to piece together what happened to her mother, Kam Agong, who died sixteen years ago (2002) shortly after she gave birth to her eighth son, Jordan. Agnes’ journey reveals a story of severe medical negligence that led to Kam Agong’s eventual painful death. Through The Story of Kam Agong, we get a glimpse of the state of maternity healthcare available to villagers living in rural areas of Sarawak. The Story of Kam Agong premiered at the Freedom Film Festival on 29 September 2018 at PJ Live Arts, Jaya One, Petaling Jaya.

Presenter's Profile

Agnes Padan (film producer) is Kam Agong’s eldest daughter who campaigned for justice for her mother’s death and for healthcare in Lawas Sarawak. Agnes Padan took care of her siblings and educated them. Lawrence Jayaraj (film director) is Agnes’ husband and Kam Agong’s son-in-law. He is an activist and sued the Hospital and the Government on behalf of Kam Agong’s family.

Download programme book here


November 8, 2018
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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