Revolusi! IWM licenses content for major exhibition

Revolusi! IWM licenses content for major exhibition

The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam have licensed archive footage and stills from IWM's film collection for a major new exhibition

Revolusi! Indonesia Independent offers an international perspective on the struggle for independence of Indonesia from the Dutch Colonial Empire during the 1945-1949 period, before the country’s freedom was finally accepted in The Hague.

The exhibition, which will travel to Indonesia next year, is a collaboration between Dutch and Indonesian curators and explores themes such as nationalism,  anti-colonialism, propaganda and refugees.

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Historical footage licensed from the IWM film collections includes a newsreel by Berita Film Indonesia, the first government-owned film production company of Indonesia, as well as footage produced by the British Army Film and Photographic Unit depicting political unrest.

Film clips projected on the wall inside the exhibition document this pivotal period of Indonesia’s turbulent past. Film stills were also produced by IWM's inhouse technical team for the exhibiton catalogue. 

Film still from © IWM JFU 385 

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View films in the IWM collections related to Indonesia 

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Revolusi! is open from 11 February – 5 June 2022 at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam