Encyclopedia of Arab Women Filmmakers, 1st Edition

  • Rebecca Hillauer
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  • ISBN-10: 9774162684
  • ISBN-13: 9789774162688
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 484 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2005 | Published/Released April 2009
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2005

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This volume is a comprehensive and penetrating look into the history of Arab women's filmmaking, as well as the political and social background of the countries from which these artists emerged. In addition to the biographies, filmographies, and discussions of their most important works, lively, in-depth interviews allow us to hear from the filmmakers themselves. With 86 illustrations.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Notes on Film Titles and Credits.
The History of the Camera and the Veil.
Pioneers of Arab Silent Film.
Women Filmmakers of the New Arab Cinema.
1: Egypt.
2: Introduction.
3: Egypt's Filmmakers.
4: Television.
5: Animated Film.
6: The Mashreq Iraq.
7: Introduction.
8: Women as Film Directors in Iraq.
9: Iraq's Filmmakers.
10: The Mashreq Lebanon.
11: Introduction.
12: Panorama of Lebanese Cinema.
13: Lebanon's Filmmakers.
14: Straddling Three Stools.
15: The Mashreq Palestine.
16: Introduction.
17: Film in Palestine—Palestine in Film.
18: Palestinian Society as Reflected in Its Cinema.
19: Palestine's Filmmakers.
20: When the Exiled Films Home.
21: The Mashreq Syria.
22: Introduction.
23: Few Oases in the Desert.
24: Syria's Filmmakers.
25: The Mashreq Yemen.
26: Introduction.
27: Yemen's Filmmakers.
28: The Maghreb Algeria.
29: Introduction.
30: Algeria's Filmmakers.
31: A Kind of Letter of Intent.
32: The Maghreb Morocco.
33: Introduction.
34: Morocco Discovers Its Cinema Culture.
35: Morocco's Filmmakers.
36: The Maghreb Tunisia.
37: Introduction.
38: Tunisian Women.
39: Tunisia's Filmmakers.
40: Other Countries.
41: Other Filmmakers.
Index of Arabic Film Titles.
Index of English Film Titles.
Index of French Film Titles.
Index of German Film Titles.
Index of Dutch Film Titles.
Index of Filmmakers.
Photographic Credits.