Ten Arab Filmmakers

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<P>Ten Arab Filmmakers provides an up-to-date overview of the best of Arab cinema, offering studies of leading directors and in-depth analyses of their most important films. The filmmakers profiled here represent principal national cinemas of the Arab world—Algeria, Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, and Syria. Although they have produced many of the region’s most-renowned films and gained recognition at major international festivals, with few exceptions these filmmakers have received little critical attention. All ten share a concern with giving image and voice to people struggling against authoritarian regimes, patriarchal traditions, or religious fundamentalism—theirs is a cinéma engagé.</P><P>The featured directors are Daoud Abd El-Sayed, Merzak Allouache, Nabil Ayouch, Youssef Chahine, Mohamed Chouikh, Michel Khleifi, Nabil Maleh, Yousry Nasrallah, Jocelyne Saab, and Elia Suleiman.</P>
<P>Introduction: Auteur Directors, Political Dissent, and Social Critique Josef Gugler<BR>1. Nabil Maleh: Syria’s Leopard (Syria) Christa Salamandra<BR>2. Jocelyne Saab: A Lifetime Journey in Search of Freedom and Beauty (Lebanon) Dalia Said Mostafa<BR>3. Michel Khleifi: Filmmaker of Memory (Palestine) Tim Kennedy<BR>4. Elia Suleiman: Narrating Negative Space (Palestine) Refqa Abu-Remaileh<BR>5. Youssef Chahine: Devouring Mimicries or Juggling with Self and Other (Egypt) Viola Shafik<BR>6. Daoud Abd El-Sayed: Parody and Borderline Existence (Egypt) Viola Shafik<BR>7. Yousry Nasrallah: The Pursuit of Autonomy in the Arab and European Film Markets (Egypt) Benjamin Geer<BR>8. Mohamed Chouikh: From Anti-colonial Commemoration to a Cinema of Contestation (Algeria) Guy Austin<BR>9. Merzak Allouache: (Self-)Censorship, Social Critique and the Limits of Political Engagement in Contemporary Algerian Cinema (Algeria) Will Higbee<BR>10. Nabil Ayouch: Transgression, Identity, and Difference (Morocco) Jonathan Smolin</P><P>Film Index<BR>Name Index</P>



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Published 29 June 2015
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