Launch of the David Hanan Collection of Indonesian Films

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Date(s) - 03/03/2014
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Japanese Studies Centre Auditorium, Building 54 (next to the bus loop), Monash University, Clayton Campus

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Launch of the David Hanan Collection of Indonesian Films

An Invitation to the the launch of the David Hanan Collection of Indonesian Films is a rare opportunity to celebrate decades of study and dedication to Indonesian Film and culture and to experience some rare footage of a gone-by-era.

For enquiries, contact Archivist Bronia Kornhauser (

David Hanan has a long history of association with Monash University. After teaching literature at Monash and Melbourne Universities, and taking a Post-graduate Diploma in Film Studies at University College London, Mr Hanan established Film Studies courses in the Department of Visual Arts at Monash.

Mr Hanan set up links between the Indonesian film world and Australian film festivals and filmmakers during his  seven year term as honorary company secretary of the Melbourne International Film Festival and was the editor of Film in South East Asia: Views from the Region (Hanoi: SEAPAVAA and the Vietnam Film Institute, 2001).

During his time at Monash Mr Hanan taught film form, film history, documentary film, film theory, Asian cinema and European cinema, and in 2000 introduced a unit in video and DVD production. He is currently completing a book on Indonesian cinema from 1950 to 2010.

In addition to teaching, PhD student supervision and research; he has been involved in over a dozen Indonesian Film subtitle translations and initiated several film preservation projects. He is currently a curator of ‘Between Three Worlds DVD’ (a division of the MAI Press) that distributes South East Asian films internationally.