Rights Of The Dead, a film by Tricia Yeo

14 Jan 2013 | 48,536 views

Directed by Tricia Yeoh. Produced by Pusat KOMAS for FreedomFilmFest 2012.

In July 2009, the mysterious death of political aide Teoh Beng Hock rocked the nation. His body was found outside the premises of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), where he was being held overnight for interrogation. The filmmaker was herself was a colleague of the deceased working in the Selangor State government. She tries to make sense of the inquest and royal commission of inquiry into his death and takes a critical look at the Malaysian system of government and politics that is ultimately responsible for ensuring justice for its citizens including those who died in custody or while in detention. The film also shares the perspective from Teoh Beng Hock's family.

A Google Hangout (viewed live on Youtube.com) will be conducted on Friday, 18 th January 2013 at 9pm with director Tricia Yeoh, Teoh Lee Lan (the sister of Beng Hock) and other invited guests to discuss issues raised in the film.

Questions will be collected throughout the week via Twitter (@freedomfilmfest),
Facebook (www.facebook.com/freedomfilmfest) and email
([email protected]).