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Indonesian Cinema after the New OrderGoing Mainstream$
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Thomas Barker

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9789888528073

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: May 2020

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789888528073.001.0001

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From Indie to Mainstream

From Indie to Mainstream

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(p.51) 2 From Indie to Mainstream
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Indonesian Cinema after the New Order
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Thomas Barker

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Hong Kong University Press
DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888528073.003.0003

New creative work began to appear in the 1990s through television culminating in the breakthrough feature film Kuldesak (1998). It became the watershed for a new generation of young Indonesians to make their own films, often through an indie philosophy. At first being indie and independent were important values, but over time and with the regularisation of production, the need for consistent capital meant more filmmakers turned to big production companies for capital. A new accommodation between creativity and capital has become the dominant mode of production in the post-1998 film industry.

Keywords:   Indie, independent filmmakers, creative expression, self-funding, new generation, capital

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