Betik’s family is settled in a Malaysian village where they plant oil palm. During the day, he shoots videos to karaoke to and at night, he helps his mother work the karaoke box. There he falls in love with Anisah. Work, love, family … all goes well for him. But nothing is innocent in life.
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In Karoake, the lure and escape karoake has on a small village set near artificial palm groves harvested for palm oil is at the film's center in a narrative about Betik a young man who has returned from Kuala Lumpur to help family's karoke bar. As in "Plato's Cave", Betik and the villagers are seduced by the manufactured images in karaoke videos while their backs are turned away from deforestation for palm oil.