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Open Access Post-Colonial Histories, Common People, and Commercial Frameworks

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Post-Colonial Histories, Common People, and Commercial Frameworks

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This chapter examines a variety of post-colonial discourses and discourse practices in Indonesian films after the eclipse of the New Order. It explores the emergence of alternative genres and tries to pinpoint the continuations in particular modes of engagement, the dominant representations of topics, which are part of the central discourses in a society, and the practice of framing films, which continued to survive during Reformasi. The chapter examines variations and continuities in representations of Indonesian history and society during the traumatic yet exciting times of Reform. Representations of Islam in Indonesian audio-visual media and Muslim participation in the Indonesian mediascape both increased significantly after the resignation of President Soeharto. The rise of Islamic film production companies and the empowerment of Islamic film communities required that new practices of Islamic self-representation be found. The chapter also discusses 'Islamic' television programmes shown as part of the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan.

Keywords: Indonesian films; Islamic film production; New Order; post-colonial discourses; practice of framing films; President Soeharto; Reformasi



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