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Title: Children of Mon Mot
Authors: Siao, Rachel Jia Yu
Keywords: DRNTU::Humanities::Language::Linguistics
DRNTU::Visual arts and music::Film::Digital
DRNTU::Social sciences::Communication::Cultural studies
DRNTU::Visual arts and music::Film::History
Issue Date: 2015
Abstract: Children of Mon Mot is a documentary surrounding an Abui folktale, the Mon Mot Mon, a legendary snake that consumes the inhabitants of an entire village. Recounted by four interviewees, the folktale comes to life as part of history and genealogy, revealing dark messages of foreboding. or this project, I travelled to the island of Alor in east Indonesia and spent a month with the Abui tribe, whose language is practiced exclusively within themselves and faces extinction as it is a minority language ignored by schools in Indonesia. The film is shot entirely with DSLR and camcorder and consists of four sets of interviews edited with footage of Abui lifestyle and customs.By contextualizing the folktale of Mon Mot Mon into the film medium, this documentary is my homage to the mother tongue of the Abui people, allowing them to tell the story the way they want to,staying true to the act of the spoken tale passed down through generations.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10356/64280
Rights: Nanyang Technological University
Fulltext Permission: restricted
Fulltext Availability: With Fulltext
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