The Feel of History

Each year a historical society re-enacts one of the last battles against the Dutch colonizers that took place in 1949 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Following their preparations, this film shows how the re-enactors create a romanticized representation of the past that allows them to temporarily be the war heroes they admire  so much.


Lise Zurné (Netherlands)
Indonesia | 2017 | 33 min
Bahasa Indonesia spoken, English subtitled

Afbeelding The Feel of History

With ‘The Feel of History’, Lise Zurné graduated in Visual Anthropology. Currently, she organizes a monthly film screening series called Framing Asia and she is also involved in a project that aims to enhance the cultural diversity at the Dutch Filmacademy.