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(From New Straits Times (Malaysia))
Byline: Yasmin Ahmad
SATURDAY, April 22, was a sad day for the Malaysian arts.
That evening, a national television channel ran a forum which, with great aplomb, singled out one filmmaker's work in what was to be nothing short of a public flogging. The topic chosen was woolly at best, and damning beyond reason.
"Sepet and Gubra - corrupters of Malay culture?" The films were mine, of course, but in truth, the forum actually did my films and me a favour. At a time when audience numbers were beginning to wane, the day after the forum, saw the cinema halls packed again. So thank you, sirs. So no, that day wasn't sad for me at …