In the Play of Life: a wayang performance in East Java

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© Asch
25 minutes / Colour / 1992
Directed by
Patsy Asch

Anthropologist Raharjo Suwandi James J. Fox

Country of production Australia

Series ANU, Indonesia Series

These companion films examine the philosophy and ritual practices of the followers of a holy man popularly known as Embah Wali. The movement, centred in Blitar, East Java, regards wayang as a model for living. Their ritual practices involve the performance of a unique form of wayang with human actors.

Language and subtitles English and Indonesian with Engsish Subtitles

Region South-East Asia

Country Indonesia

Keywords Ritual Religion / Belief / Faith Dance / Theatre / Performance