1976, 52 Minutes
Chinese economic strength in a country where the Chinese are in the minority is a dilemma common throughout Southeast Asia. It is treated with care and understanding as to its effects on Malaysian life. Indian migration from as far back as the 4th century has brought different sorts of practices, styles and beliefs to Malaysia and this too has affected the racial balance of the culture.
In 1976, this mixture was both a strength and a cause for concern.
A Film Australia, Australian Broadcasting Commission and University of Queensland Press Co-production.
© 2011 National Film and Sound Archive of Australia.
Director: Arch Nicholson
Narrator: John Temple
Running Time: 52 Minutes
Classification: Exempt from classification
Curriculum Links: Asian History, Sociology: Studies of Colonialism and Post-Colonialism, Cultural Studies, SOSE. Major themes and concepts include national identity, immigration, racism, economic growth and urban development.