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Title: CELLULOID COLONY: OCCLUDED HISTORIES OF THE NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES FROM MOVING IMAGES (1912-30)
Authors: SANDEEP RAY
Keywords: Indonesia, Colonialism, Film, Propaganda, East Indies, Dutch
Issue Date: 28-Jul-2015
Source: SANDEEP RAY (2015-07-28). CELLULOID COLONY: OCCLUDED HISTORIES OF THE NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES FROM MOVING IMAGES (1912-30). ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: In 1912 the Dutch colonial government began producing propaganda films about the East Indies. Hundreds of films were made across the archipelago over the next two decades. The films, though championing a Dutch presence in Southeast Asia, chronicle life in colonial Indonesia and provide insight into a variety of its manifestations, including child labor, deforestation, coolie mistreatment and proselytization. Acknowledging a historiographic handicap in using film as primary source material, this thesis advocates a `pictorial turn? in the study of colonial history. Based in archives and rare film clips that show hitherto under-observed aspects of the colonial encounter, combined with a cross-referencing with newspapers, books and articles from the early twentieth century, this study situates non-fiction film in the East Indies within the global context of that era.
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/121959
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