Tanah sabrang, het land aan de overkant
Propaganda film meant to encourage emigration away from the densely populated parts of the Dutch East Indies.
Tanah Sabrang... was meant to encourage the inhabitants of Java, which was at risk of becoming overpopulated, to emigrate to the rich, nearby South Sumatra. The storyline juxtaposes a very large Javanese worker, accompanied by his wife and children, against a rather indecisive Javanese who, thanks to the help of his fellow settlers, still manages to find his footing in the new area. Director Mannus Franken meant for the film to serve as a means of 'clarifying the government's colonization plan for Java'.
- Kjai Delang
- Mbok Sakrama
Mannus Franken mensch en kunstenaar.- Amsterdam : Mannus Franken Stichting, (1979). p. 44
P. Kijzer, 'Tanah sabrang. Het land aan den overkant. Een belangwekkende Indische film van Mannus Franken', in: Lichtbeeld en Cultuur, jrg. 17, no. 7 (december 1940), pp. 3-5
Mannus Franken, Het land aan de overkant, Amsterdam (1946), pp. 122-191
Centrale Commissie voor de Filmkeuring (Nationaal Archief; H951)