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'You've come a long way, baby' Erma Fatima, film and politics

Khoo, Gaik Cheng


In the late 1990s, only two women filmmakers made a mark in the Malay film industry - Shuhaimi Baba and Erma Fatima. Their films capture the attitude, spirit and vision of Mahathirism with regard to gender, sexuality, race relations and Malay(sian) identity. They show women who are comfortable with modernity and urban living, yet who have not lost touch with their adat (customary) roots, family values and community spirit. These cinematic positions metaphorically reflect the ideology of UMNO's...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
Source: South East Asia Research


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