The Emergence of Sabahan Telemovies and Cultural Representation

Sibangan, S.T. and Lee, T.M. and Siang, T.S and Abdullah, Q.D.L. and Jali, A. (2019) The Emergence of Sabahan Telemovies and Cultural Representation. In: juXtaposed: Digital Assimilation of the Arts and Culture. Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, (UNIMAS), pp. 103-120. ISBN 978-967-2298-01-4

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The advent of digital technology in filmmaking has a tremendous effect on film production in the digital era. One of the advantages of digital filmmaking is lower production cost and a minimal workforce, and these have benefited many low-budget independent film production. In particular, Sabahan telemovies production has been benefited from technological advancement. The telemovie, Proton Saga Kelabu that produced in early 2000 marks the emergence of Sabahan telemovie production. In 2004, Sabahan telemovie director, Abu Bakar Ellah directed Percintaan Tanpa Izin (PTI) that depicts a profound sense of Sabahan cultural identity. This paper aims to examine the emergence of Sabah telemovie production and to discuss the Sabah cultural identity that represented in the telemovie PTI. Through a close analysis of the telemovie, the discussion focused on the representation of Sabah cultural identity in the aspects of shooting location, native language and traditional costume that emblematized in the telemovie.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sabahan telemovie; Abu Bakar Ellah; Sabahan cultural identity representation; Sabahan native language; Sabahan traditional costume, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Applied and Creative Arts
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2019 06:39
Last Modified: 14 Feb 2022 06:29

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