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Edge of Obedience (2017)

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Ahmad Zakii Anwar wants to paint the nude and other taboos in homeland Malaysia. The film touches on current issues in the Muslim world surrounding artistic expression and religious freedoms, through the personal journey of Malaysia's most internationally acclaimed artist.

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Jin-Theng Craven
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"Rebellion Is a Process"
14 December 2018 | by TheAll-SeeingISee all my reviews

Malaysian artist Ahmad Zakii Anwar is the wonderfully intriguing subject of this outstanding and deftly nuanced documentary from Jin-Theng Craven. The perfectly-titled Edge of Obedience is simply a must-see for anyone who stands in admiration of those courageous enough to engage knowingly and unapologetically in the forward-looking deconstruction of antiquated cultural taboos.

Middle-aged and living in a world that doesn't enjoy the freedoms we so often neglect to appreciate in the west, Ahmad Zakii Anwar is a metaphorical punk rocker by any definition of western nomenclature. Painting nudes is his passion; it charges his creativity, and as an added bonus, it allows him to swim against the oppressive current represented by the entrenched institutions of power, tradition, and religion - all of which predictably find his art to be incendiary and intolerable.

As a documentarian, Jin-Theng Craven is a storyteller operating at an elite level, and here she has empowered that cause by choosing a truly compelling character as her subject. Through Craven's mastery of craft, Ahmad Zakii Anwar soon transcends the role of mere artist to become a rare and necessary cultural catalyst for a society resistant to abandoning its long-established but decaying paradigms. Like a Muhammed Ali or even a Johnny Rotten, Anwar is a threat to the establishment, and his homeland is surely all the better for it.


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