After her award-winning creations, she has produced several short films, including Fish Head (2019) – which won an Emerging Cinematographer Award – and Did You Say No (2020). Rice Connection (2022) marks her first directorial debut, as this is the first time she has both written and directed a documentary. She is now in the process of producing another feature documentary and a short with other dance artists. She is famous for creating collaborative multidisciplinary works involving rice. Aida and her co-collaborators participated in the different phases of the paddy’s life cycle and finally created a dance performance out of this process. The director, Ee T. Lim, wishes to raise awareness about the global food shortage and the hardships of agriculture through this dance documentary.
I want to show the world through this film how a Muslim woman is able to break stereotypes and create whatever art/dance she is inspired to – despite societal and religious pressures. Through this project, I hope to shed light on the diversity of Malaysian society and how people from different cultural and religious backgrounds are able to live under the same roof and create art together. At the same time, the world’s populations are facing food shortage and I hope to raise awareness about appreciating the hardships of agriculture and the technique that is needed in order to keep this agricultural field going.