Word is Alive | Jamal Raslan The Art of Creativity | Taika Waititi | TEDxDoha 2 days ago   29:47

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Mr Jamal Raslan believes that the word is alive and all we need to do is listen. He shares about his story as a Modern Malay Muslim looking for his words and in the process, he slowly discovered the voice of Malaysian spoken word. A truly humble artist with his signature flat cap on his head, our next speaker, Mr. Jamal Raslan is
one of Malaysia's most prolific poets and writers. Coincidently, he stumbled into the poetry scene on
a journey he was on while trying to find his unique voice. He first started out as an audience at
poetry slams, until later when he finally found his voice and rightful place behind a microphone. He

addresses a myriad of issues, most of which are delivered on the backdrop of the socio-political-
economical state of the country, with an undertone on identity and coming to terms with one's self.

He believes that the word is alive and all we need to do is just listen. Around since 2010, he
organizes international slams such as The Straits and the CEX Slam besides running workshops with
Poets Passport Malaysia. He also runs English camps for youths with Englishjer. He's published in
'Malchin Testament - Malaysian Poems' in 2016 and 'Tukang Puisi - Antologi Puisi 55 Penyair Muda
Malaysia." in 2018. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

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The Art of Creativity | Taika Waititi | TEDxDoha Word is Alive | Jamal Raslan 2 days ago   18:21

Taika Waititi is a visual artist, actor, writer and director hailing from the Raukokore region of New Zealand. His short film Two Cars, One Night was nominated for an Academy Award in 2005. Taika's second and most recent feature, Boy, appeared at the Sundance and Berlin Film Festivals earlier this year. He discusses how creativity has helped him to express his ideas and led him to where he is today.

About TEDx, x = independently organized event
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