Encyclopedia of Arab women filmmakers / Rebecca Hillauer ; translated by Allison Brown, Deborah Cohen, and Nancy Joyce.

Author
Hillauer, Rebecca [Browse]
Uniform title
Format
Book
Language
English
Εdition
Rev. and updated ed.
Published/​Created
Cairo ; New York : American University in Cairo Press, ©2005.
Description
vii, 484 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

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"Arab women filmmakers: Who are they? What drives them? What are their experiences in a male-dominated profession? How do they function within the contexts - and constraints - of patriarchal societies? The answers are complex and sometimes surprising, as complex and surprising as the vastly different films these women direct. In this unprecedented book, Rebecca Hillauer assembles a comprehensive and penetrating look into the history of Arab women's filmmaking, as well as the political and social background of the countries - Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Syria, Algeria, among others - 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. Collectively, these women, who hail from a wide range of professional, religious, and social backgrounds, provide a varied and vivid picture of what it means to work in creative and journalistic fields in the modern Arab world. For Hillauer, the subject of a film, its genesis, and the personal story of the artist who created it reveal far more than a particular approach to cinematography. Arab women filmmakers and their main characters (who are often semi-autobiographical) not only afford us a look at seldom-seen facets of Arab societies, they personify an alternative women's 'model, ' one that is far removed from western cliches."--Jacket.
Bibliographic references
  • Includes filmographies.
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 459-468) and indexes.
Contents
  • Egypt
  • The Mashreq: Iraq, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria, Yemen
  • The Maghreb: Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia
  • Other countries
  • Other filmmakers.
ISBN
  • 9789774249433 ((hbk.))
  • 9774249437 ((hbk.))
LCCN
2006355548
OCLC
64385808
International Article Number
  • 9789774249433
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