The Dye(ing) Resistant Process: A Preview Into Dato Tay Mo Leong

George Town Festival

Date25/07/2024

Time8:00PM


LanguageEnglish

CategoryFilm

TagsScreening, Documentary

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Duration: 120 minutes without intermission

To Dato Tay Mo Leong, batik is more than a craft—it's a way of life, a means of expressing cultural identity and preserving heritage.

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Thursday

25th

Jul 2024

8:00PM (GMT+8)

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To Dato Tay Mo Leong, batik is more than a craft—it's a way of life, a means of expressing cultural identity and preserving heritage.

This is a pre-launch of a work-in-progress documentary on Dato Tay Mo Leong: The Dye(ing) Resistant Process, a project undertaken by filmmaker Joshua Kok and producer Xu Jen over the past five years.

The documentary’s title encapsulates the essence of Dato Tay Mo Leong’s artistic journey, speaking to the inherent challenges he has faced—balancing tradition with innovation while maintaining the integrity of his craft. It is a testament to his resilience, unwavering commitment and ability to adapt and evolve while staying true to his roots.

Focusing on his journey, philosophy and artistic prowess, the documentary follows him through his daily life and creative process, offering a candid look at the living legend of the Malaysian batik scene, now in his 80s and continuing to push boundaries. 

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