Faiq Syazwan Kuhiri, Mark Teh, Syamsul Azhar, and Wong Tay Sy “fragments of Tuah”




Work introduction

The story is set in Malaysia. The main characters are ‘Hang Tuah’, a legendary warrior, and the narrator, ‘I’, a musician living in Kuala Lumpur. Mark Teh’s team of leading contemporary Malaysian artists search for traces of the ‘hero’ who has been passed down for hundreds of years. They follow traces found in books, museums, movies, streets, graveyards, and even the real ‘evidence’ said to be found in Okinawa.

The scattered stories of Hang Tuah across various places and times – which have been woven into the fabric and lives of people in Malaysia for 600 years – are re-edited to draw out the questions of ‘I’ who lives in Malaysia today.

Screening time|47min
Accessibility of this work|Original version(English audio),Malay subtitled(English audio),Barrier-free Japanese subtitled(English audio)


Created by Faiq Syazwan Kuhiri, Mark Teh, Syamsul Azhar & Wong Tay Sy
Camera (Okinawa): Yudai Kamisato, Yumiko Torii

English-Japanese Translation: Kanoko Tamura, Yuki Harukawa (Art Translators Collective)
Barrier free Japanese Subtitle Supervision: NPO Theatre Accessibility network
Barrier free Japanese Video: Kei Uchida

Research Collaborator (2019): Yudai Kamisato

Executive Producer: Akane Nakamura
Producer: Tamiko Ouki, Megumi Mizuno
Coordinator: Miki Nozaki
Project Manager: Hitomi Sato, Kumi Hiraoka

Planning and Production Management: precog co., LTD.
Presented by P

Supported by
The Saison Foundation (for “Collaborative Research: Re-Reading the History from the South”)
Japan Arts Fund

In cooperation with
Okinawa Prefectural Archaeological Center
Jejak-旅 Tabi Exchange