Environmental Exploitation in Sexy Killers: Narrative Analysis and Ecocriticism Perspectives

Fajar, Yusri and Ryan, John Charles (2021) Environmental Exploitation in Sexy Killers: Narrative Analysis and Ecocriticism Perspectives. In: ISCS 2020, 4 November 2020, Malang, Indonesia.

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Abstract

This paper scrutinizes the narrative technique of the eco cinema Sexy Killers by Dandhy Laksono in depicting the exploitation of nature in Indonesia and its impacts. Moreover, it also examines the relationship between human beings, including capitalists, low-class people, and the environment. The results show that Sexy Killer presented nature exploitation by constructing a plot which vividly reveals cause and effect. The arrangement of the storyline follows Dandhy Laksono's journey from Jakarta to Kalimantan, then back to Java, and Bali to see the phenomenon of coal mining and its nexus with the development of electric steam power plant companies. Interweaving with the relationship between human beings and nature, Sexy Killers, on the one hand, portrays people, such as farmers and fishers, who live in harmony with nature. They use the land to grow crops and water sources for their livelihood. On the other hand, the film also profoundly depicts people who damage nature through coal mining for the sake of their profit. This contrast highlights the cause-and-effect plot showing how coal mining and the development of electric steam power plant companies bring about environmental degradation.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: ecocriticism eco cinema documentary film nature exploitation narrative analysis
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Depositing User: EAI Editor IV
Date Deposited: 27 Jul 2021 13:50
Last Modified: 27 Jul 2021 13:50
URI: https://eprints.eudl.eu/id/eprint/5202

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