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Friday, November 16, 2007

CIJ's DeepaRaya Dinner and Movie Night: Wednesday 21 November 2007, 7 pm

CIJ (Center of Independent Journalism) is organizing the

CIJ' DeepaRaya Dinner and Movie Night
Date: Wednesday 21 November 2007
Tine: 7 pm
Place: CIJ's Office
No 27c Jalan Sarikei,
Off Jalan Pahang,
Kuala Lumpur
(Behind Tawakal Hospital)

You are encouraged to bring your friends along.

Take the RapidKL LRT or KL Monorail to the Titiwangsa station. Follow the pedestrian pavement under the LRT track, go past Wisma Koperasi Tentera and Celcom on your right and a construction site on your left. We're on the row of shops across the lot.

Map to CIJ's office taken from CIJ's website. Will request CIJ's permission for reproducing map here

For further details, please call CIJ's office at
to let them know how many are coming as they are preparing snacks for guests.

Highlight of the night will be the screening of the Award-winning documentary


by a first time film-maker, Fahmi Reza has skillfully pieced together interviews with the surviving individuals of the left from that era, archival footage, and whatever supporting visuals that could be captured from present-day locations.

The movie showed Malaya’s left-wing groups like Parti Kebangsaan Melayu Malaya, Angkatan Pemuda Insaf, Angkatan Wanita Sedar, the Malayan Indian Congress? and the trade unions of the time, fighting not only the Malayan Union but also the Federation of Malaya.

This will be followed by a discussion: "From HARTAL to BERSIH - The need for
Freedom of Expression in Malaysia"

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