By the late Yasmin Ahmad
On the 29th of December, 2008, my crew and I shot this commercial in Ipoh. It was a one-day shoot, alhamdulillah.
I had written a script, based on the true story of Encik Shahrul's family, or more specifically, of his youngest child, Adlan.
was an extreme autistic who, for 7 years, behaved like he was trapped
in a bubble, unable to communicate with the outside world, and vice
What finally brought him out of that state is shown in the commercial you see here.
dog is the most misunderstood animal in this country. Its haters, I'm
sad to say, are largely Malays who often don't even know the difference
between "haram" and "najis", let alone the finer points and different
degrees of najis.
With this little film, I urge my people to read
more about the true Islamic rules concerning this beautiful creature of
God, and to please refrain from being cruel to it.
Let's do this for Allah.