Film: Sumatran Folk Cinema

World Music Documentary
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A film by Mark Gergis and Alan Bishop, Sumatran Folk Cinema is a psychedelic collage of images and sounds from the heart and soul of the island's culture with the main focus on music. Witness classic Dangdut rock music, street and country scenes, raw TV excerpts, Minang Orchestras, night markets, a variety of folk musicians, audio/visual artifacts and much more wrapped in a  kaleidoscope complete with an epic soundtrack. Sumatra is the Northwestern entry point to the Indonesian archipelago. NR, 60 mins., 2008.

No longer available on DVD, this program is made possible with the kind permission of Sublime Frequencies.

Related reading: "Punk Ethnography: Artists and Scholars Listen to Sublime Frequencies."

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