Pak Bakar is one of the last few remaining Keris makers who is recognized as a national symbol. Unlike any other ordinary Keris makers who only picked up this career when they're adults, he has been learning and venturing into the trade since his grandfather's time. Keris making is a family tradition, one he holds closely to his heart. His family has always been closely-knitted to the royalty. They don't make Keris to be sold to marketers or traders. A long running family tradition, they make this symbol of valour for kings and prestigious galleries. Pak Bakar's creations are famous because they are made with meticulous planning and careful crafting. But like any other golden ages, his age will fade away in time.
This is a mini documentary about a side of his life, rarely told to the public. This is the story of the Keris maker master.
Producer: Wong Zhi Zhen
Director: Koh Huiying
Assistant director: Tan Min Ee
Production manager: Chang Pui Yan
Production co-ordinator: Chow Hung Mun
Cinematographers: Chua Cheng Yuan & Michelle Ding
Lighting: Joanna Chong
Audio: Tan Beng Beng
Offline editors: Chua Cheng Yuan, Koh Huiying & Michelle Ding
Online editor: Michelle Ding
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