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[Exhibition] Bandarah

19 November - 22 December 2022
Free entrance during opening hours
Alliance Française de Penang

A hybrid exhibition presented by multidisciplinary artist blankmalaysia in collaboration with 2 musicians, Alvin Seah and Yan Yon, Bandarah explores how Malaysia, located within the larger Nusantara region, has always been a space of diasporic mobility, border crossings, displacements and eventual returns. Ever since the First Malaysia Plan which attempted to create better welfare for all, increase income, improve employment opportunities and modernise the country, the Malaysian urban landscape has drastically urbanised. The social, cultural, and environmental impact of this process of rapid development has wide ranging implications that continues to shape who is included/excluded in the state’s narration of nation building. What truly is the true cost of modernisation?
Join us on next Saturday 19 November at the Alliance Française de Penang for our launch event in presence of blankmalaysia!



Jeudi 24 novembre à 7:00 pm à l’Alliance Française de Penang

Vous avez adoré ou au contraire détesté un livre? Le Troc-Lecture est l’occasion pour vous de venir nous raconter votre expérience de lecture, un  jeudi par par mois, à l’Alliance Française de Penang. Vous avez 5 minutes top chrono pour partager votre coup de cœur… ou votre coup de gueule. En-cas et boissons bienvenus. Pour plus d’informations rejoignez notre groupe Whatsapp en cliquant ici  !

Participation gratuite, ouverte à tous les membres de l’Alliance Française.


Wednesday 7 December, 8pm at Hin Bus Depot

About the film:
Selma (Golshifteh Farahani), born in Tunisia, raised in Paris, moves back to her homeland to practice as a psychotherapist to help the locals cope with the stress of cultural and social changes after the fall of long-serving dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali. A comedy centred around her reintegration back to Tunisia and a subtle, light-hearted political commentary on the country’s transition to democracy through the female perspective.

Wednesday 21 November, 8pm at Hin Bus Depot

About the film:
In the fifties, young Alice leaves her natal Swiss mountains for the sunny and vibrant shores of Beirut. She falls madly in love with Joseph, a quirky astrophysicist intent on sending the first Lebanese national into space. Alice quickly fits in among his relatives, but after years of bliss, the civil war threatens their Garden of Eden.
Grab your ticket on:
Tickets RM10 each (RM7 for AF members)
Note: AF membership card or AF promocode must be presented upon admission to enjoy the special rate. Ask us to get your special promocode.

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