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Indonesian Cinema after the New Order: Going Mainstream

Thomas Barker


In the two decades since the fall of the New Order regime in 1998, Indonesia cinema has become one of the most productive and exciting film industries in Asia. From a position in the 1990s when local films were on the cultural periphery, they are now part of the mainstream with two new films in the cinemas every week. This book traces how the film industry reformed and returned to popularity and conceptualises it as a process of going mainstream. It overturns long held paradigms of national cinema and statism to see the film industry as pop culture in which market mechanisms are determinant. I ... More

Keywords: Indonesia, Cinema, Film, Creative Industries, Reformasi, Film, Horror, Islam

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9789888528073
Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888528073.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Thomas Barker, author
University of Nottingham Malaysia