nov25|Behind the revolt - Chronology of the rage (Malaysia, 24-min, 2008)
Very rarely do Malaysians see such defiance. Despite repeated warnings and a court order which allowed the police to 'arrest on sight', they came out in the thousands on Nov 25 into the streets of Kuala Lumpur.
It was, in part, a protest inspired by Indian independence activist and pacifist, Mahatma Gandhi.
Like Gandhi, the Hindraf supporters were out to show mass civil disobedience and it was prominently shown by a crowd of almost 5,000 near the Hotel Maya at Jalan Ampang.
For at least five times, the crowd would run helter-skelter at each 'water canon charge', only to defiantly claim back their original positions, chanting "We want justice!" in both Tamil and English.
The documentary by Indrani Kopal, a video journalist with Malaysiakini.TV, analyzes and highlights the chronology of the events that has led Malaysian Indians to the street protesting on the Nov 25, 2007.
Directed and Edited by Indrani Kopal
Cinematography by Maran Perianen
Produced by Shufiyan Shukur
Production Company: Malaysiakini.com