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Encyclopedia of Arab women filmmakers

Author: Rebecca Hillauer
Publisher: Cairo ; New York : American University in Cairo Press, [2005] ©2005
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : Revised and updated editionView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rebecca Hillauer
ISBN: 9774249437 9789774249433
OCLC Number: 1013312233
Language Note: Translated from the German.
Description: vii, 484 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Other Titles: Freiräume, Lebensträume, arabische Filmemacherinnen.
Responsibility: Rebecca Hillauer ; translated by Allison Brown, Deborah Cohen, and Nancy Joyce.

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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."--BOOK JACKET.

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