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

Khoo, Gaik Cheng

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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]

dc.contributor.authorKhoo, Gaik Cheng
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-07T22:31:10Z
dc.identifier.issn0967-828X
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/22648
dc.description.abstractIn 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 'moderate' stance on women and modernity as compared with the position of PAS and other religious 'fundamentalist' groups. This paper focuses on Erma Fatima and her career and films.
dc.publisherUniversity of London
dc.sourceSouth East Asia Research
dc.subjectKeywords: cultural identity; cultural tradition; ethnicity; feminism; film; media industry; modernity; nationalism; politics; Asia; Eurasia; Malaysia; Southeast Asia; Sia Adat; Gender; Islam; Malay cinema; Nationalism; Women filmmakers
dc.title'You've come a long way, baby' Erma Fatima, film and politics
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume14
dc.date.issued2006
local.identifier.absfor190204 - Film and Television
local.identifier.absfor200205 - Culture, Gender, Sexuality
local.identifier.ariespublicationu9313329xPUB22
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationKhoo, Gaik Cheng, College of Arts and Social Sciences, ANU
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.issue2
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage179
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage209
dc.date.updated2015-12-07T10:13:57Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-33748289446
CollectionsANU Research Publications

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