In hopes to highlight local acting talents, especially among special needs individuals, film director and writer Abdul Zainidi presented a stage performance Kabun Aman at the Youth Centre in the capital on Wednesday.
Abdul Zainidi said the 15-minute performance told a fantasy story about Fayol, a boy who escapes into the magical realm of Kabun Aman where he has difficulty finding his way back.
“Fayol has to find a key while in the wonderland where he meets various characters, such as a magical fish, a gardener, a bear, and an angel behind a mirror,” he said.
“I am proud of the courage shown by our seven new local actors who, for the first time, ventured into the world of acting, including the abilities of two special children from the National Association for the Hearing Impaired (OKP) and the Brunei Darussalam National Association of the Blind (OKU). Although the training time was short, their commitment was clearly reflected in their performances,” he added. He said Kabun Aman was a continuation of the short film, Cloud Jacket, which was listed in the Tingin Southeast Asian Film Festival in December this year.
The event was a project held in conjunction with the Brunei December Festival 2022 to open the eyes of the public to the art of acting.