Thursday, July 23, 2009

Sepet Director Yasmin Ahmad suffered a stroke, in stable condition

News broke yesterday evening of Malaysian award-winning director Yasmin Ahmad when she was rushed to the Damansara Specialist Centre after suffering a stroke. She had to undergo brain surgery but is currently in stable condition.

The 51-year-old director is probably best known internationally for her beautifully innocent pieces on young love, such as Sepet (which still makes me home sick every time I watch it) and the ad Tan Hong Min in love. Locally, in Malaysia, Yasmin's ads are the best in the industry, telling intricately woven tales of love, aging, friendship, race and culture in less than 2 minutes.

Yasmin Ahmad is one of the reasons why I proudly call Malaysia home, even though I know it's a country not without fault and blemishes. My prayers are with you, Yasmin and your family.

For details, check out coverage from The Star (July 23 and July 24) on Yasmin Ahmad's condition, including a short press conference held after Yasmin's surgery.

Follow updates on Yasmin Ahmad's condition on Twitter by searching #yasminahmad

Yasmin's blogs: The Storyteller Part 1 and The Storyteller Part 2.

Sepet Trailer

Tan Hong Min in Love

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