Discourse of Nationalism in film "Denias, Senandung di Atas Awan"

Fadhillah Sri Meutia, Raphaella Dewantari Dwianto

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This research is raising the nationalism discourse in the film of “Denias, Senandung Diatas Awan”. The awareness of an importance of a nationalism themed film is already appeared since Indonesian new order era. According to Teguh Karya, film has a national function which is important for a country itself (Sen, 1994:85-75). However, nationalism themed films at that moment is an extension from government for its own interest at the status. The dark days of the Indonesian’s film industry fallout when then reformation era has declared. Differently with the new order era, Indonesian’s films in the reformation era has a courage to representing the reality and conflict against the society. Nevertheless, nationalism themed film still seldom produced. Mean while in the reformation era, Indonesian film is tending to be on a romanced and upper-class life story themed films. The shining of the romance themed films is tending to close a space for nationalism themed film. It is undeniable that the dim of the nationalist film has implications for lifestyle and behavior of society in general. The fading of the patriotism and the love of the homeland, especially in the younger generation, is marked by the rampant cases of crime committed by the youth.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Social and Political Issues
Subtitle of host publication“Rethinking Natonalism: Looking Back and Looking Forward”
EditorsDody Prayogo, Ida Ruwaida
Place of PublicationDepok
PublisherFakultas Ilmu Sosial dan Ilmu Politik UI
ISBN (Print)978‐602‐71839‐3‐3
Publication statusPublished - 2018


  • Nationalism
  • discourse
  • Youth
  • Hardwork
  • Education
  • Ethnicity
  • Social Class Struggle


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