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“Semalu” which means Sensitive Plant in Malay, is a cinematic portrait of the children of Cheras, a suburb in Kuala Lumpur. A place in the middle of a transition period of modernization. Between a noizy landscape of construction works we see the youngest generation grow up. The ancestors of this children did not grew up here, they came live here to build a new future. 30 years ago this territory was still jungle and swamp. Far away from the jungle this new urban area will be the kids’ new playground. Here they discover themselves. And here they discover God.

Jimmy Hendrickx  BE Semalu 19:37 2013 (EP)