Epistephilic forces in Malaysian indie documentary

Badrul Redzuan Abu Hassan, Roslina Abdul Latif

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Documentary film has established itself as an important spatial extension of this nation's historicity. This paper explores the terrains of this critical transformational space which in recent years, has been dominated arguably increasingly, by a cohort of 'socialist' filmmakers. That such an 'alternative/independent' group of documakers - a label it is often associated with - edges over the 'mainstream' ones in terms of its worthiness, timeliness and relevance of an issue, debate or perspective, is a claim or perception that needs to be qualified in this paper. Notable documakers gave in-depth interviews on their creative works and issues of nation building both in shaping the trajectory of 'alternative' documentary, hence, sustaining a potentially transformative public sphere. This paper will engage in analyzing critical and defining documentary works as its mode of inquiry followed by the discourses gleaned from the interviews.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)291-308
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of Asian Pacific Communication
Volume23
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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Keywords

  • Alternative documentary
  • Epistephilia
  • Social engagement
  • Transformative public sphere
  • Web 2.0

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Epistephilic forces in Malaysian indie documentary. / Abu Hassan, Badrul Redzuan; Latif, Roslina Abdul.

In: Journal of Asian Pacific Communication, Vol. 23, No. 2, 2013, p. 291-308.

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