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Title Ten Arab filmmakers : political dissent and social critique / edited by Josef Gugler.
Imprint Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [2015]

Subject Motion pictures -- Arab countries -- History and criticism.
Motion picture producers and directors -- Arab countries.
Motion pictures -- Political aspects -- Arab countries.
Motion pictures -- Social aspects -- Arab countries.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Alt Name Gugler, Josef,
Description xiii, 254 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Includes filmography.
Contents Introduction: auteur directors, political dissent, and cultural critique / Josef Gugler -- Nabil Maleh: Syria's leopard (Syria) / Christa Salamandra -- Jocelyne Saab: a lifetime journey in search of freedom and beauty (Lebanon) / Dalia Said Mostafa -- Michel Khleifi: filmmaker of memory (Palestine) / Tim Kennedy -- Elia Suleiman: narrating negative space (Palestine) / Refqa Abu-Remaileh -- Youssef Chahine: devouring mimicries or juggling with self and other (Egypt) / Viola Shafik -- Daoud Abd El-Sayed: parody and borderline existence (Egypt) / Viola Shafik -- Yousry Nasrallah: the pursuit of autonomy in the Arab and European film markets (Egypt) / Benjamin Geer -- Mohamed Chouikh: from anticolonial commemoration to a cinema of contestation (Algeria) / Guy Austin -- Merzak Allouache: (self- )censorship, social critique, and the limits of political engagement in contemporary Algerian cinema (Algeria) / Will Higbee -- Nabil Ayouch: transgression, identity, and difference (Morocco) / Jonathan Smolin.
Summary Ten Arab Filmmakers provides an up-to-date overview of the best of Arab cinema, offering studies of leading directors and in-depth analyses of their most important films. The filmmakers profiled here represent principal national cinemas of the Arab world--Algeria, Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, and Syria. Although they have produced many of the region's most-renowned films and gained recognition at major international festivals, with few exceptions these filmmakers have received little critical attention. All ten share a concern with giving image and voice to people struggling against authoritarian regimes, patriarchal traditions, or religious fundamentalism--theirs is a cinéma engagé. The featured directors are Daoud Abd El-Sayed, Merzak Allouache, Nabil Ayouch, Youssef Chahine, Mohamed Chouikh, Michel Khleifi, Nabil Maleh, Yousry Nasrallah, Jocelyne Saab, and Elia Suleiman.
ISBN 9780253016447 (hbk. ; alk. paper)
0253016444 (hbk. ; alk. paper)
9780253016522 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
0253016525 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
9780253016584 (ebook)
OCLC # 893896125