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YASMIN-SAN follows Japanese director Isao Yukisada as he shoots PIGEON, a Japanese-Malaysian co-production about an old Japanese man in exile. It also examines the remnants of the Japanese occupation two generations later, bringing together a Japanese crew who knows Malaysia through Yasmin Ahmad’s films, and a Malaysian crew who knew her personally. ​The main actress of PIGEON and Yasmin’s muse, Sharifah Amani guides us through Ahmad’s life and works, and considers the influence it has exerted on Malaysian filmmakers. YASMIN-SAN is a look into filmmaking, unity, fate, and history through the influence of Yasmin Ahmad, one of the most celebrated modern Malaysian directors.