">Name: Malaysian Government Bans Documentary on Former Communist Leader
Artist: Amir Muhammad, director of "The Last Communist"|
Confronting Bodies: Berita Harian, conservative Malaysian newspaper; Radzi Sheikh Ahmad, home minister of Malaysia; Home Affairs Ministry (oversees Censorship Board)
Date of Action: May 2006
Specific Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Description of Artwork: The documentary, "The Last Communist," depicts the life of the exiled Communist leader, Chin Peng. Amir Muhammad filmed much of the documentary in villages where Chin Peng used to live. The documentary is accompanied by musical parodies of songs from British films about the empire, patriotism and national identity. Also, the film does not include any photographs of Chin Peng, only a cartoon.
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