Release date1946 CastPeter Finch, Jim Healy, Catherine Duncan, Edmund Allison NarratorsPeter Finch, Catherine Duncan Related Joris Ivens moviesJoris Ivens directed Indonesia Calling and The Seine Meets Paris, Joris Ivens directed Indonesia Calling and A Tale of the Wind, Joris Ivens directed Indonesia Calling and The Spanish Earth, Joris Ivens directed Indonesia Calling and Rain, Joris Ivens directed Indonesia Calling and Far from Vietnam
Indonesia calling joris ivens 1946
Indonesia Calling is a 1946 Australian short documentary film directed by Joris Ivens and produced by the then Waterside Workers' Federation. The film gives a glimpse of immediate post-World War II Sydney as trade union seamen and waterside workers refuse to service Dutch ships (known as the "Black Armada") containing arms and ammunition destined for Indonesia to suppress the country's independence movement. Ivens filming of the events taking place gradually became a symbol even for those who had not seen the film and had a growing following in the Netherlands, long before the film had an audience.
Joris Ivens suffered persecution from his stance about the Dutch and Indonesia. Ivens had his Dutch passport seized by the Dutch authorities for a few months at a time in order to monitor his whereabouts. Finally, in 1985, the Dutch government presented Ivens with a Golden Calf. At the ceremony, the Dutch minister gave a speech and in his words, "Shortly after the war, your support for Indonesia's right to self-determination and your film Indonesia Calling brought you into conflict with the Dutch government […] I can now say that history has come down more on your side than on the side of your adversaries."
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