Film Screening | Identitas
Date: Wed, 7 March 2012
Venue: NUS Museum
Admission is free. Please register at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 6516 8429 / 6516 8817
* Film is in Bahasa Indonesia with English subtitles. There will be a short talk prior to the
Identitas (Indonesia, 2009): the story about a rather bizarre relationship between Adam (Tio Pakusadewo), a frustrated worker at the hospital’s morgue, and a nameless young woman (Leoni Vitria hartanti) whose father is hospitalized, depicted against the backdrop of poverty, corruption and despair. It is the story of powerlessness of nameless citizens against the machinations and progress of an equally nameless and insensitive state. Humanity seems to be lost and death the only ‘easy’ way out of such a situation.
THE FILM SCREENING SERIES features a selection of research-inspired film screenings at the NUS Museum. This series is done in collaboration with a module on Topics in Malay Narrative Art Forms. Malay films from Indonesia, Malaysia as well as Singapore from the 1950s onwards will be shown. Spanning different genres, the themes include historical narrative and political context, modernity, identity, gender, racial tolerance and violence, and religion.