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Semalu, which means sensitive plant in Malay, is a cinematic portrait of the abandoned children of Cheras, a suburb in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. A place in a process of modernisation. Between a noisy landscape of construction works we see the next generation grow up. The ancestors of these children came here to build a new future. 30 years ago this territory was still jungle and swamp. Far away from the jungle this will be be the kids’ new urban residence. Semalu is a dark, yet magical journey along their concrete playground.