A documentary film
directed by Zefrey Throwell
produced by Amani Olu
"Bumi-Yorker" explores identity questions in two of the most diverse places in the world, Malaysia and New York City. In Malaysia it focuses on what it means to be a Malaysian and also the notion of Bumiputera (‘son of the soil’). In NYC the project tackles the eternally disputed question of what it means to be a New Yorker.
Weaving these two subjects together it draw parallels and contrasts in contemporary politics, economics and social issues, as well as investigating what it means to call a place home.
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