BFM 89.9

Podcast  >  Bigger Picture  >  Live & Learn  >  Stay Home & Watch: Ayahku, Dr G

Stay Home & Watch: Ayahku, Dr G

Hidayah Hisham, filmmaker | Loh Jo Yee, filmmaker

27-May-22 14:00

Stay Home & Watch: Ayahku, Dr G

In 2017, Amiruddin Nadarajan Abdullah, a.k.a ‘Dr Ganja’ was arrested and charged for 36 drug-related offences under the Dangerous Drugs Act in Malaysia. Under the Act, anyone found with 200 grams of marijuana risks being charged for drug trafficking and sentenced to death. In Amiruddin's case, he was using medical marijuana to treat his own chronic illnesses, and had also helped other terminally ill patients - thus his given nickname Dr G. The film, Ayahku, Dr G, focuses on Amiruddin's story through the lens and experiences of his daughter Siti, and this week on Stay home and watch, our series done in collaboration with the Freedom Film Network, we find out more about the film from filmmakers Hidayah Hisham and Loh Jo Yee.

Image credit: @AyahkuDrG/Twitter

Produced by: Juliet Jacobs

Presented by: Juliet Jacobs


Download the BFM mobile app. Stay at home and stay up-to-date.

Tags:  Ayahku Dr Gketumlegalising medical cannabisfreedom film networkfreedom film festivalmedical cannabisdrug traffickingalternative medicineEntertainmentMovies, Entertainment, EventsfilmLaw/Activism


Share this podcast




Play / Pause

Listen now : The Breakfast Grille: Penny Wong, Australia’s Minister For Foreign Affairs

Today’s Shows



6:00 AM

The 6AM Stretch

7:00 AM

World Market Watch

7:15 AM

Morning Brief

8:00 AM

The Breakfast Grille

Penny Wong, Australia’s Minister For Foreign Affairs

8:30 AM

Morning Brief

9:00 AM

Opening Bell

9:35 AM

BBC World Service

10:05 AM

Open For Business

Ley Vin Khoo & Bryan Tan, co-founders, Shoyu Bros

11:05 AM

HerVantage

Rejina Rahim, Founder of Wahine Capital

12:00 PM

Enterprise Biz Bytes

1:00 PM

The Breakfast Grille Repeat

Penny Wong, Australia’s Minister For Foreign Affairs

2:05 PM

Live and Learn

3:05 PM

Earth Matters

Updates from Global Biodiversity & Climate Talks: Meenakshi Raman, President, Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) and Head of Programmes, Third World Network (TWN)

4:05 PM

Health & Living

Mind the Health Gap #6: Knowing When, Where, and How To Seek Healthcare: Assoc Prof Dr Adina Abdullah, Department of Primary Care Medicine, Faculty Of Medicine, Universiti Malaya

5:00 PM

The Evening Edition

5:35 PM

Today On Twitter

6:05 PM

Inside Story

7:05 PM

The Evening Edition

7:35 PM

Popcorn Culture - Review

Elvis

8:00 PM

Cruise Control

Daniel Fernandez, dsf.my | Ariff Roose | Richard Bradbury

10:00 PM

The Pulse

10:10 PM

The Pulse

Review - Kendrick Lamar's Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers