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Taylor's University embraces the beauty of differing perspectives in CNY film

Taylor's University embraces the beauty of differing perspectives in CNY film

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Malaysian university, Taylor's University, has released a Chinese New Year brand film exploring insightful conversations with varying perspectives. 

The brand film, titled 'Table Talk' shines a spotlight on disagreements amidst the celebrations and tackles topics such as Malaysia's diverse cultures, education, career opportunities and marriage. It also aims to underscore that there are no universally correct opinions on certain topics and that decisions are shaped by numerous factors. 

The film also presented contrasting perspectives between the younger and older generations and reflected the dynamic nature of cultural discourse in Malaysia. 

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For example, an aunt and a niece prepare dumplings and engage in a conversation over schooling options. The aunt advocates for sending the child to a Chinese school, citing the advantages of learning Mandarin and the school's rigorous curricular.

The niece, however, prefers mainstream schools, believing that her son's interaction with various communities will be crucial and adds that there are many other ways to excel in life aside from studying. 

In another conversation, an uncle questions why his nephew returned to Malaysia instead of pursuing opportunities abroad. The nephew replies by emphasising the importance of staying to contribute to Malaysia's development. 

Meanwhile, two female cousins delve into the topic of marriage. The elder cousin asks the younger cousin about her plans on marriage. However, the younger cousin has no immediate intention to marry as she'd like to focus on her career. The two then debate the merits of having children, where the younger cousin asserts that having children solely for caregiving expectations is not ethically justified. 

"The film embodies a celebration of diverse dialogue — the capacity to converse, debate, and dissent signifies the vitality of our society. Despite our differences, the film beckons viewers to acknowledge that common ground is always within reach," said Ben Foo, Taylor's group chief marketing officer.

"It calls for the embrace of varied perspectives, fostering conversations that cultivate unity and understanding."

Taylor's University's brand film isn't the only one moving viewers this festive season. Earlier this month, Malaysian home improvement retailer Mr D.I.Y. released a heartfelt and tearjerking Chinese New Year brand film.

Titled ‘Wo Ai Ni’, which translates to ‘I Love You’ in English, the brand film follows a retired school headmaster as he struggles to express his love for his family with whom he has been especially strict. The ad even introduces him as Long Wei Feng, the strictest headmaster in the country.

To ensure its message gets across to viewers, the film comes with a link to create a virtual love letter for the loved ones of viewers with a header that says, “this CNY, just say wo ai ni”.

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