Ahmad Zakii Anwar is urged to take the conventional path in art and religion. Instead the Malaysian provocateur chooses to continue a controversial form of artistic expression, against the spectre of censorship. Edge of Obedience examines the issues at stake and the artist’s personal motivations for creative rebellion in a strict Islamic society.
Edge of Obedience offers fascinating insights into Ahmad Zakii Anwar and his journey to become an internationally renown artist, with a distinctive visual language. The film features stunning images of his remarkable art, that include the popular 'erotic' fruits and vegetables series. Edge of Obedience examines taboos that surround the artist's realistic portraits of shamans, smokers and male nudes - and reveals why he chooses to paint them even as Malaysia turns away from the West's liberal values in the 20th and 21st centuries.
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