Thursday, 16th to Saturday, 25th October 2008: Emergency Festival, The Annexe, CM
EMERGENCY FESTIVAL! Sebuah Darurat Dua Minggu is a 16-day explosion of histories, images, narratives and sounds from the first Malayan Emergency from 1948-1960. A Multi-Arts Festival featuring theater, exhibition, film screenings & daily interactive presentations.
All happening at The Annexe, Central Market, KL
Info, schedules and more: fiveartscentre.org
What is THE MALAYAN EMERGENCY?
“The Malayan Emergency was a state of emergency declared by the British colonial government of Malaya in 1948 and lifted in 1960, as well as an insurrection and guerrilla war fought between government forces and the Malayan National Liberation Army around the same period. The state of emergency entailed the revocation of many civil rights, the granting of special powers to the police, and other measures aimed at the suppression of left wing political movements, especially the Malayan Communist Party (MCP). The guerrilla war was part of the ongoing conflict between the MCP and other leftists, and the colonial establishment, starting shortly after the Japanese withdrawal in 1945 and extending to the signing of the peace treaty between the communists and the government of Malaya in December 1989.” – read more: here