Performed in Malay with English Surtitles.
Berak chronicles the aftermath of a suicide: A grandmother bargains with divine powers to release her son’s soul from hell. Failing which, she brings him home; she takes over the reins of bringing up her granddaughter, while keeping her daughter-in-law at bay, saving the granddaughter all for herself. She tries to instill in her granddaughter that death is merely a joke, that there’s nothing to cry about as she takes her on a mind trip towards the underworld and purgatory. These personal fantasies of the afterlife are challenged however when her granddaughter contracts a terminal illness. The never-ending days of mourning are brought to lurid 3-dimensional, high-definition life as the agonizing wait for the ultimate redemption is an imprisonment in the realm between living and non-living on earth. Berak is a transcreation of Poop, originally written by Chong Tze Chien and produced by The Finger Players.
POOP was originally written by Chong Tze Chien (The Finger Players)
Adapted by Zulfadli Rashid
Directed by Mohd Fared Janial
Credits: Teater Ekamatra