Arab Cinema: History and Cultural Identity

Arab Cinema: History and Cultural Identity

Viola Shafik


because it was once first released in 1998, Viola Shafik’s Arab Cinema: historical past and Cultural id has develop into an necessary paintings for students of movie and the modern heart East. Combining unique narrative history—economic, ideological, and aesthetic—with thought-provoking research, Arab Cinema offers a finished evaluation of cinema within the Arab international, tracing the industry’s improvement from colonial instances to the current. It analyzes the ambiguous courting with advertisement western cinema, and the impact of Egyptian industry dominance within the quarter. Tracing the impact at the medium of neighborhood and neighborhood artwork types and modes of suggestion, either classical and well known, Shafik exhibits how indigenous and exterior elements mix in a dynamic strategy of “cultural repackaging.”

Now up to date to mirror cultural shifts within the final ten years of cinema, this revised variation includes a new afterword highlighting the newest advancements in well known movie and in cinéma d’auteur (art condo movies), with a distinct specialise in Iraq, Lebanon, and Palestine. whereas exploring challenging matters equivalent to ecu co-production for Arab artwork motion pictures, together with their relation to cultural id and their reception within the sector and in a foreign country, this new version introduces readers to a few of the main compelling cinematic works of the decade.

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