Arps, Arnoud

University of Amsterdam

Arnoud Arps is a lecturer in Film Studies at the University of Amsterdam. His PhD-project is funded by the Dutch Research Council and investigates how cultural memories of the Indonesian War of Independence are produced, constructed, and consumed through contemporary Indonesian popular culture.


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    Introduction Indonesian cultural productions use the Indonesian War of Independence (1945-1949) as inspiration for the war’s remembrance in popular culture such as in films (Arps; Irawanto), music, and mobile games, while a special emphasis on wearing historical costumes is made during the anniversary of Indonesia’s declaration of independence. Nowhere is this...Read more