a new documentary film
directed by Zefrey Throwell


"Bumi-Yorker" explores identity questions in two of the most diverse places in the world, Malaysia and New York City. In Malaysia it focuses on what it means to be a Malaysian and also the notion of Bumiputera (son of the soil).
In NYC the project tackles the eternally disputed question of what it means to be a New Yorker.

Weaving these two subjects together it draw parallels and contrasts in contemporary politics, economics and social issues, as well as investigating what it means to call a place home.


This project made possible by the generous support of:

Shalini Ganendra Fine Art - Vision Culture Art Residency

Asian Cultural Council