Bali, The Morning of the World revolves around the budding love between a young man and a young woman, which is ruffled when a rival presents himself. Due to jeal­ousy and misun­der­stand­ings, the rela­tion­ship makes a beeline for a dramatic conclu­sion. Film Museum director Rien Hagen turned this central idea into anything but a conven­tional film. He selected archive footage from the muse­um’s Nether­lands East Indies collec­tion and combined it with feature film excerpts into a Cine­maS­cope film in black-and-white, without spoken word, but with sound and music. With this unusual combi­na­tion, Hagen wants to lay bare the entwine­ment of the trivial and the cere­mo­nial on Bali. So, besides the fiction elements, the film contains docu­men­tary images of cere­mo­nial dances with entranced chil­dren, rituals around a crema­tion, a shadow play with puppets and archive footage that under­line the natural beauty of the island and its inhabitants.


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Title: Bali, de morgen van de wereld
Year: 2002
Duration : 54 minutes
Category: Short Documentary
Edition: NFF 2003

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