Benevolent Ba

Diffan Sina Norman, Malaysia/USA, 2020

9 minutes, English with English subtitles

A devout woman’s lust for virtue thrusts her family into a sacrificial slaughter of biblical proportions.


Diffan Sina Norman is a Kuala Lumpur-born, Los Angeles-based artist, filmmaker and writer. His work has been featured at Sundance and SXSW. His short film Kekasih, which premiered at Sundance in 2014, was made possible with a grant from the National Film Development Corporation of Malaysia (FINAS). More recently, his script Sitora the Weretiger was a recipient of a FINAS Feature Film Development Grant. Benevolent Ba is his second short to compete for the Short Film Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival 2020.

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