Pearlly Chua

Poster for the movie "River of Exploding Durians"

River of Exploding Durians

When a rare earth plant is being built near a coastal town, its inhabitants fall into despair, fearful of its radioactive effects.

I Don’t Want to Sleep Alone

Forest fires burn in Sumatra; a smoke covers Kuala Lumpur. Grifters beat an immigrant day laborer and leave him on the streets. Rawang, a young man, finds him, carries him home, cares for him, and sleeps next to him. In a loft above lives a waitress. She sometimes provides care and attention. More violence seems a constant possibility. They find another man abandoned on the street, paralyzed. They carry him. While no one speaks to … Read more