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Cultural Specificity in Indonesian Film: Diversity in Unity

posted on 29.06.2017, 01:42 by DAVID MAXWELL HANAN
Leading Indonesian filmmakers have often stated that it is important that their ‘culture’, or rather numerous cultures, get expression in their feature films. This thesis explores ways in which aspects of traditional cultures in regional areas have been incorporated into Indonesian feature films made since the establishment of the nation at the end of 1949. It also explores ways in which cultural dominants found across the Indonesian archipelago (for example the body languages of group oriented societies) are expressed visually in films. Also explored are some unique images of women, specifically related to their roles and status in the cultures.


Principal supervisor

Fay Anderson

Year of Award


Department, School or Centre

Film, Media and Communications


Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type



Faculty of Arts

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