The Cooler Lumpur Festival returns this October for a sixth year

The Cooler Lumpur Festival returns this October for a sixth year

Making Kuala Lumpur a little cooler, year by year.

The future-looking and thought-provoking Cooler Lumpur festival is back in 2018 for another week long event. Themed CTRL-ALT-DEL, this year’s iteration focuses on the ideas of resetting and restarting, and what it means for individuals and society at large.

Taking place from 1 – 7 October 2018, be prepared for a line up of programmes that span the gamut of the theme. Some of the activities include a screening of the banned 2006 documentary The Last Communist by Amir Muhammad, based on the life of Chin Peng, and a screening of Zan Azlee’s refugee documentary We Are Animals, filmed in Kutupalong, Bangladesh where the world’s largest refugee camp lies and houses almost a million Rohingya people.

In addition to that, Journalism Campus is returning, this time focusing on the new age of reporting with the use of new social technologies, and even touching on issues of fake news. Journalism campus is a series of workshops, panel discussions and talks that aim to further discourse around the fast moving world of modern journalism. Speakers for this year include Pulitzer Prize and Emmy Award winning The New York Times journalist, Richard C. Paddock and Manila-based independent photographer Carlo Gabuco, who has photographed for stories ranging from the Philippine drug war to the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan.

The Cooler Lumpur festival is happening at MAPKL, Publika . For the full list of activities, visit their Facebook page.

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