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Urban Geography as Pretext: Sociocultural Landscapes of Kula Lumpur in Independent Malaysian Films

Khoo, Gaik Cheng


Current independent filmmaking in Malaysia has the potential to be an alternative and viable space for creative and political expression, relative to mainstream national cinema (Malay cinema) and to the state. I focus on alternative imagery and sociocultural mappings of Kuala Lumpur in three 'indie' films. All three films contain documentary elements capturing social geographies of the city not represented in mainstream Malay cinema, or even if represented not subjected to a critical gaze by...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography
DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9493.2008.00318.x


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