Sunday, November 11, 2007

The Periphery Strikes Back

A programme of the National Museum Cinémathèque
19 – 20 November 2007
Gallery Theatre
$8 (students enjoy a 20% concession)

The Periphery Strikes Back is the National Museum’s 120th Anniversary film programme which highlights the relationship between colonialism and the formation of museums. The programme also examines the different ways which the East and West view and influence each other through the medium of film.

This selection includes The Island of Demons (1933) by Friedrich Dalsheim, Viktor von Plessen and Walter Spies – a classic film which reinforced the early representation of Balinese culture by the West, and the powerful Indonesia Calling (1946) by Joris Ivens – one of the earliest anti-colonialist documentaries ever made.

Rounding off the programme is the inventive, magical and politically incisive Perfumed Nightmare (1978) by Filipino filmmaker Kidlat Tahimik – a semi-autobiographical film on his awakening to the American cultural colonialism and his subsequent reaction.

Monday 19 Nov, 7.30 pm
The Island of Demons

Dir: Friedrich Dalsheim
1933 / Germany / 74 min

Indonesia Calling
Dir: Joris Ivens

1946 / Australia / 22 min
(Total duration: 96 min)

Tuesday 20 Nov, 7.30 pm
Perfumed Nightmare

Dir: Kidlat Tahimik
1978 / Philippines / 91 min / 16 mm / PG

Please book tickets online at (go to Online
Booking Page) or at the Visitor Services Counter at the National Museum of Singapore.

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