What do you do as an artist, if you are compelled by a creative vision that goes against religious and social conventions? Our film Edge of Obedience examines the art and life of one of Malaysia’s famous artists, Ahmad Zakii Anwar. He caused controversy in his extremely conservative country by painting nude images -- and other taboo subjects. Edge of Obedience touches on issues surrounding religious freedoms and creative expression in this contemporary Asian story set against the backdrop of rising fundamentalism.
HOW MUCH FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION SHOULD AN ARTIST BE ALLOWED?