TEDxKL: Yasmin Ahmad




We will be pod-casting our favourite talks from TEDxKL in a run-up to the latest edition that will be held on 4 August 2013.

This podcast is from the very first TEDx in Malaysia, TEDxKL 2009. It was Yasmin Ahmad’s very last public speech before her sudden passing. 25 July also mark the anniversary of her passing and we will like to honour her in our first episode.

Yasmin Ahmad (July 1, 1958 – July 25, 2009) was a critically-acclaimed multi-award winning film director, writer and scriptwriter and was also the executive creative director at Leo Burnett Kuala Lumpur. Her television commercials and films are well-known in Malaysia for their humour, heart and love that crosses cross-cultural barriers, in particular her ads for Petronas, the national oil and gas company. Her works have won multiple awards both within Malaysia and internationally.

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In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x=independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.*

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