Kings and coolies

Australia, 1992

TV show
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Episode of Series “Riding the tiger”.
Riding the Tiger Series. Even though the Indonesians rid themselves of Dutch colonisers in 1949, the new economic order developed by the military has replicated the vastly unequal distribution of wealth that has plagued Indonesia’s modern history: now, however, the wealthy few are Indonesian not European. This episode examines Indonesia’s feudal past and the impact of European colonisation on the Indonesian population. The maintenance of feudal authority by the European colonisers is one of the roots, this video claims, of the military’s successful suppression of democracy in contemporary Indonesia.

Credits

director

Curtis Levy

producer

Christine Olsen

production company

AFFC

Olsen Levy

Language

English

Duration

00:52:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

38546

Subject categories

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Imperialism

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Indonesia - Economic conditions

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Indonesia - Social conditions

History → History

History → Indonesia - History

History → Indonesia - History - 1950-1966

Television

Television → Television series

Television → Television series → Television series - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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