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Screens and veils : Maghrebi women's cinema

Author: Florence Martin
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2011.
Series: New directions in national cinemas.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examined within their economic, cultural & political context, the work of women Maghrebi filmmakers forms a cohesive body of work. Florence Martin examines the intersections of nation & gender in seven films, showing how directors turn around the politics of the gaze as they play with the various meanings of the Arabic term hijab.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Florence Martin
ISBN: 9780253356680 0253356687 9780253223418 0253223415
OCLC Number: 692291406
Description: x, 271 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Overture: Maghrebi women's transvergent cinema --
Act I. Transnational feminist storytellers : Shahrazad, Assia, and Farida. Assia Djebar's transvergent Nuba : the Nuba of the women of Mount Chenoua (Algeria, 1978) ; Farida Benlyazid's initiation narrative : A door to the sky (Morocco, 1988) --
Act II. Transvergent screens. Yamina Bachir-Chouikh's transvergent echoes : Rachida (Algeria, 2002) ; Raja Amari's screen of the haptic : Red satin (Tunisia, 2002) ; Nadia El Fani's multiple screens : Bedwin hacker (Tunisia, 2002) --
Act III. From Dunyazad to transvergent audiences. Yasmine Kassari's "burning" screens : The sleeping child (Morocco, 2004) ; Selma Baccar's transvergent spectatorship : Flower of oblivion (Tunisia, 2006) --
Coda --
Appendix A: Political and cinematic chronology --
Appendix B: Primary filmography --
Appendix C: Selected filmography of Hiam Abbas.
Series Title: New directions in national cinemas.
Responsibility: Florence Martin.

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