Postcolonial Images: Studies in North African Film / Edition 1

Postcolonial Images: Studies in North African Film / Edition 1

by Roy Armes
     
 

ISBN-10: 025321744X

ISBN-13: 9780253217448

Pub. Date: 11/01/2004

Publisher: Indiana University Press

Postcolonial Images is a comprehensive introduction to and resource for cinema of the Maghreb. In clear and accessible prose, Roy Armes examines the political and cultural context of the films and the film industry in the post-independence era. Since the birth of cinema, North Africa has been the site of countless European and U.S. film productions. This book,

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Postcolonial Images is a comprehensive introduction to and resource for cinema of the Maghreb. In clear and accessible prose, Roy Armes examines the political and cultural context of the films and the film industry in the post-independence era. Since the birth of cinema, North Africa has been the site of countless European and U.S. film productions. This book, however, focuses on the postcolonial period, when indigenous filmmaking in each of the three Maghreb countries—Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia—arose with the newly independent nations. Comparative analyses of each country’s filmmaking in the decades following independence provide a historical portrait of the conditions and environment for the development of a postcolonial cinema. Armes then turns his attention to an in-depth examination of 10 key films produced between the 1970s and the 1990s, including Omar Gatlato, La Nouba, Halfaouine, Silences of the Palace, and Ali Zaoua. The book includes a dictionary of more than 135 North African filmmakers and a chronological filmography.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780253217448
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Publication date:
11/01/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
List of Acronyms
Introduction
Part I. Histories
1. Beginnings in the 1960s
2. The 1970s
3. The 1980s
4. The 1990s
5. Into the Present
Part II. Themes and Styles
6. An Indigenous Film Culture: El Chergui (1975)
7. History as Myth: Chronicle of the Years of Embers (1975)
8. A Fragile Masculinity: Omar Gatlato (1976)
9. Memory Is a Woman's Voice: La Nouba (1978)
10. Imag(in)ing Europe: Miss Mona (1987)
11. Defeat as Destiny: Golden Horseshoes (1989)
12. Sexuality and Gendered Space: Halfaouine (1990)
13. A Timeless World: Looking for My Wife's Husband (1993)
14. A New Future Begins: Silences of the Palace (1994)
15. A New Realism? Ali Zaoua (1999)
Conclusion
Appendix A. Dictionary of Feature Filmmakers
Appendix B. List of Films
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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