Film in Contemporary Southeast Asia: Cultural Interpretation by David C. L. Lim,Hiroyuki Yamamoto

By David C. L. Lim,Hiroyuki Yamamoto

This ebook discusses modern movie in all of the major nations of Southeast Asia, and the social practices and ideologies which motion pictures both characterize or oppose. It exhibits how movie acquires signification via cultural interpretation, and the way movie additionally serves as a domain of contestations among social and political brokers looking to advertise, problem, or erase definite meanings, messages or principles from public stream. a distinct function of the publication is that it focuses as a lot on motion pictures because it does at the societies from which those motion pictures emerge: it considers the explanations for film-makers taking the positions they take; the positions and counter-positions taken; the reaction of other groups; and the level to which those interventions are hooked up to worldwide flows of tradition and capital.

The wide selection of topics lined contain documentaries as political interventions in Singapore; political film-makers’ collectives within the Philippines, and flicks approximately prostitution in Cambodia and patriotism in Malaysia, and the chinese language in Indonesia. The booklet analyses movies from Burma, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and the Philippines, throughout a wide variety of productions – reminiscent of mainstream and self sustaining positive factors throughout genres (for instance comedy, patriotic, political, ancient genres) along documentary, vintage and diasporic films.

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