#PetrosainsAfterHours: Video Storytelling For Communicators


“I’m just a storyteller - How video storytelling gave me a positive outlook on life”

Zan Azlee is a journalist, writer, documentary filmmaker... essentially a storyteller. He is also a lecturer at KDU University College. During this session, he will talk about his experiences reporting in conflict zones like Afghanistan, Lebanon, Syria, Egypt, Tunisia and Southern Thailand. Zan will also share about how his passion and experiences in telling stories about real life has positively affected his outlook on life, his love for his children and his career. He will also provide guidelines on being a good storyteller and communicator through the use of video.


Zan Azlee is a media professional based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He started his career in 2000 as a print journalist for The Sun and then as a broadcast journalist at NTV7. Zan is also an independent filmmaker who has produced and directed numerous films that have gone on to screen at local and international film festivals such as the Malaysian Video Awards, Berlin International Film Festival, Bangkok International Film Festival, New York Asian-American Film Festival and Singapore International Documentary Film Festival. His documentaries have won awards at the Festival Filem Malaysia, Anugerah Seri Angkasa and Malaysian Video Awards. Zan has written five non-fiction books; JOURNO-DAD! The chronicles of a journalist who happens to be a father (2016), Guide to Independent Filmmaking (2015), The Adventures of a KL-ite in Afghanistan (2014), Operation Nasi Kerabu: Finding Patani in an Islamic Insurgency (2007) and A guide to the Internet (2003). He is also a volunteer videographer for MERCY Malaysia. Zan holds a MA in Broadcast Journalism from Staffordshire University, UK, and is also a broadcast journalist and documentary lecturer at several local universities. He is also regularly invited to conduct lectures, talks and workshops. He has spoken at the University of California Berkeley, Prince Songkhla University Thailand and at the World Islamic Economic Forum, to name a few.

For youths and adults, 16 years and above ONLY.

Refreshments will be provided.

This session is hosted by Petrosains and presented to you by Zan Azlee, KDU University College.

Hosted by:

Petrosains, The Discovery Centre is a gateway to inspire the learning of STEM and ignite the passion for life long knowledge attainment in society. Established by PETRONAS, Petrosains has reached millions across the nation, giving back to the community in the informal learning of science and helping to produce scientifically literate citizens and critical thinkers in the nation.

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KDU, an institution that has over 32 years of history and experience, believes in providing real world education to meet real world needs, and has traditionally, been successful in producing competent graduates and preparing students for top universities all over the world. Established in 1983, and a pioneer in Malaysian private education, KDU was one of the first private colleges in Malaysia to have its own purpose-built campus. The institution, as KDU College then, was awarded the university college status in 2010 – a reflection of its quality programmes, and the growth of its international student population. KDU University College and KDU College are members of Paramount Education, a fully-integrated education services provider for primary, secondary, tertiary, and postgraduate level studies as well as executive and professional development programmes.

Thu Apr 13, 2017
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM MYT
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Petrosains, PETRONAS Twin Towers, Level 4, Suria KLCC, 50088 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia