Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Another moving web film for Gawai and Kaamatan festivals from Petronas

KUCHING: Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) has returned with another web film especially produced in conjunction with the annual rice harvest celebrations in Sarawak and Sabah this year.

The short film maintained the theme “Striving for a Better Tomorrow Together”, first featured during the Chinese New Year celebrations this year, but revisited again for the Gawai and Kaamatan festivals in Sarawak and Sabah.

The national oil and gas company also kept the five main characters, namely Anang, Ah Keong, Hakim, Joseph and Arafi from the Chinese New Year’s web film, for its latest production entitled “Siapa Jojo?” (Who’s Jojo?)

In this latest web film, the focus is on Anang and her four best friends, who have travelled to her hometown in Kanowit to experience and celebrate Hari Gawai.

There is a touch of comedy weaved in with a powerful message of togetherness, when the four friends help Anang to bring a buffalo named Jojo to the paddy fields.

“Anang and her friends discover the values and meaning of determination, hard work and gratitude, which encapsulates the true meaning of the harvest festival, after Anang’s grandfather asks the children to take the buffalo to the paddy field.

“The friends learned valuable lessons, to always appreciate blessings in life and never take for granted the hard work of others that have allowed them to enjoy such blessings,” said Petronas group strategic communications senior general manager Zahariah Abdul Rahman during the preview of the web film last night.