New Voices in Arab Cinema

New Voices in Arab Cinema

Armes, Roy
Distribution: World
Publication date: 01/29/2015
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 978-0-253-01522-8
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A Choice Outstanding Academic Title for 2015

New Voices in Arab Cinema focuses on contemporary filmmaking since the 1980s, but also considers the longer history of Arab cinema. Taking into consideration film from the Middle East and North Africa and giving a special nod to films produced since the Arab Spring and the Syrian crisis, Roy Armes explores themes such as modes of production, national cinemas, the role of the state and private industry on film, international developments in film, key filmmakers, and the validity of current notions like globalization, migration and immigration, and exile. This landmark book offers both a coherent, historical overview and an in-depth critical analysis of Arab filmmaking.

Author Bio

Roy Armes is Professor Emeritus of Film at Middlesex University. He has published widely on world cinema and is author of Dictionary of African Filmmakers (IUP, 2008).

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Roy Armes' scholarly productivity and original contributions to film studies continue without pause. Serves as a corrective and counter-reading of received views and stereotypic assumptions about the Arab world.This overview of Arab filmmakers comes from an author with a proven record of valuable and accessible publications.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
List of Abbreviations

Introduction

1. Characteristics of the New Cinema

2. The Filmmakers
The New Importance of Women Filmmakers
Questions of Identity
Training
Funding
A Cosmopolitan Generation

3. Documentary
Palestine
Lebanon
Egypt and The Maghreb
Iraq
Syria

4. Feature Filmmaking
Algeria
Morocco
Tunisia
Egypt
Lebanon
Palestine
Iraq
Syria
The Gulf

Notes
Bibliography
Index

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