The search for a national cinema / Gregory Wee Lik Hoo

Wee, Gregory Lik Hoo (2007) The search for a national cinema / Gregory Wee Lik Hoo. Jurnal Skrin Malaysia, 4. pp. 151-161. ISSN 1823-1020

Abstract

A new cinema emerged in Malaysia at the turn of the new millennium. It was a different cinema which explored themes of alienation, racial boundaries and socio-political ideologies. Led by Amir Muhammad, James Lee, Ho Yuhang and Yasmin Ahmad, their films have signaled a level of maturity rarely seen before. Although their films have won international recognition and awards, they still face difficulties in obtaining government support through funding, and faces problems with censorship. This paper will look at the problems faced by these filmmakers. It will also look at how these new films are affecting the existing notions of what constitutes Malaysian cinema, and the new challenges that the existing film and funding policies face in building a 'new' national cinema.

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Item Type: Article
Creators:
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Wee, Gregory Lik HooUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > Motion pictures > Motion picture industry > Malaysia
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Faculty of Film, Theatre and Animation
Journal or Publication Title: Jurnal Skrin Malaysia
Journal: UiTM Journal > Jurnal Skrin Malaysia
ISSN: 1823-1020
Volume: 4
Page Range: pp. 151-161
Item ID: 11609
Uncontrolled Keywords: Malaysian cinema, challenges
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/11609

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