THE FEEL OF HISTORY

 

Netherlands

29’, 2017

DIRECTED BY

Lise Zurné

PRODUCED BY

Lise Zurné

SCRIPTWRITER

Lise Zurné

CINEMATOGRAPHER

Lise Zurné

EDITED BY

Lise Zurné

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Each year, on the 1st of March, a historical society called the Komunitas Djokjakarta 1945 re- enacts one of the last battles against the Dutch colonizers of 1949 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Following their preparations, this film seeks to portray this community and its main members. It explores why these men are so interested in reenacting the past. By focussing on the material culture of re-enactment, one learns how these re-enactors create a spectacular and romanticized representation of the past that allows them to temporarily be the warheroes that they worship so much.