Sabrina Elman Highly Commended

Discipline Winner
Film & Photography


Year of study
3rd Year

LASALLE College of the Arts

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Children of The Soil is a two part avant-garde film that performs a poetic depiction of how an individual identifies himself with Malayness according to the three pillars: Language, Royalty & Religion. Loosely adapted and inspired
from renowned artist Latiff Mohidin’s Pago Pago series, this film is a reinterpretation of the Malay identity, manifested through exaggerated imagery & strong symbolism. With this project, I hope to shed light onto the obscured histories that make the Malay identity and rekindle cultural enthusiasm amongst the community