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Nation and Myth: The ”Struggle” for Independence as Seen through the Films of the Malayan Film Unit

Academy of Film (August 30, 2013)
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CONFERENCE : Documentary Film in South and South-East Asia (including Hong Kong/Macau) Conference

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MAJOR SPEAKER : Muthalib, Hassan
LENGTH : 30 min.
ACCESS : Open to all
SUMMARY : Malaysian independence from the British in 1957 has always been proclaimed as resulting through a struggle initiated and led by the United Malay National Organisation. This paper will show that this "struggle", as documented in the films of the Malayan Film Unit, was actually a construction in the best traditions of mythic storytelling.  [Go to the full record in the library's catalogue]



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