'Happy Massage' is one out of five short films from HerStory Malaysia.
HerStory Malaysia is keen on creating spaces for women to come together and learn how to share their stories with others using artistic platforms like filmmaking. Our ongoing HerStory Films Project seeks to collect stories about love, sex, and desire from Malaysian women, with an emphasis on diversity and personal experiences of falling inÂ—and outÂ—of love in a distinctly Malaysian context. Five of the submitted stories are made into films with the help of established Malaysian women artists in the country, and these films has been shown as a travelling film festival around Malaysia in October 2010.
Happy Massage |15 minutes | color | stereo |
by HerStory filmmaker Mien.Ly with HerStory teller : Ruby
Synopsis : Ruby was 17 when she left home after a big fight with her
abusive father. She had a lover who took care of her but that didnÂ’t
last long. She found work and friends in a massage parlor but learnt
that some things are not as easy as she wished it would be.