With hopes of putting the home in hometown, Cities of Love is proud to launch Kuala Lumpur, I Love You, a community initiative to revive local pride and make us fall in love with our capital city.
KL, I Love You is part of the global Cities of Love franchise of collective motion pictures, which started with the films “Paris, je t’aime”, and “New York, I Love You”. Since then, Cities of Love has grown into a global community movement in over 20 cities and counting.
For Kuala Lumpur, I Love You, renowned local writer and director, Dain Said was appointed Cities of Love Malaysia’s City Manager. “The Cities of Love movement is all about cultivating a critical mass of practitioners and audiences alike whose love will transform Kuala Lumpur. Embracing the differences and empowering KL-ites to take back their city,” he said.
Through the art of storytelling, KL, I Love You will positively highlight the collective experiences of our beloved city — its urban spaces, migration & movement, differences & diversity, history & memories, our fascination towards the supernatural & superstitious, stories of love & relationships, youth & young people, and money, work & trade.
The initiative is to bring our creative practices together to tell stories across different media and events. Working with brands, partners and stakeholders, KL, I Love You encourages participation from any and all groups that are invested in making Kuala Lumpur a better place. From traditional media to artists, architects and designers, KL, I Love You will draw the best of the local scene to tell their KL story.
In time, the initiative aims to be a self sustaining non-profit that will produce content through the KL, I Love You lens, culminating with the production of a KL, I Love You anthology film. The KL omnibus will join the other celebrated Cities of Love films like those of Shanghai (China), Berlin (Germany), Malmo (Sweden) and Rotterdam (The Netherlands).