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ON LAB LABA LABA (SPIDER LAB) AND THE PLAYFUL REINCARNATION OF THE PROPAGANDA FILMS OF NEW ORDER ERA INDONESIA

By Lauren Bliss*

In early 2015, the Indonesian experimental film co-operative Lab laba laba (Spider Lab) restored for exhibition a large number of propaganda films that had been produced in the abandoned film studios of the State Production Film Centre (PFN) in Jakarta. Having been left to the elements for nearly 12 years, the PFN was once the central film production house of New-Order era Indonesia.

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