Thursday, November 21, 2013

New Book Indonesian Women FIlmmakers <-- my paper is part of it :)

New book: Yvonne Michalik (ed.) Indonesian Women Filmmakers

While Indonesia’s film industry has experienced a rapid growth and diversification since the end of Suhar
to’s authoritarian New Order regime in 1998, these developments have received only little academic attention. Especially the role of women filmmakers, who have played an important part in shaping contemporary Indonesian cinema and constantly add new perspectives to it, has been widely overlooked.

The contributions to this volume analyse films directed and produced by some of the most visible women in post-New Order Indonesian cinema in terms of their specific aesthetics and narrative styles as well as the socio-political issues they deal with. The authors further explore women filmmakers’ attitudes towards feminism, highlighting how the particular Indonesian context causes some of them to describe their approach as a “women’s perspective” rather than a feminist one.

In addition to the scholarly contributions, interviews with Indonesian women filmmakers from different genres provide insights into their perspectives on gender issues and their individual experiences as women in the male-dominated film industry.

With contributions by Novi Kurnia Olin Monteiro Intan Paramaditha Citra Diani Ekky Imanjaya Part II, Wiwik Sushartami, Jan Budweg, Sofia Setyorini Yvonne Michalik

coming soon! :)

ps: I co-wrote a paper with Diani Citra analysing Sammaria Simanjuntak's Demi Ucok :)