Exploring the impact of travel on Arab cinema, Kay Dickinson reveals how the cinemas of Syria, Palestine and Dubai have been shaped by the history and politics of international circulation. This compelling book offers fresh insights into film, mobility and the Middle East.
About the Author
Kay Dickinson is Associate Professor of Film Studies at Concordia University, Canada. She is the author of Off Key: When Film and Music Won't Work Together (Oxford University Press, 2008); the editor of Movie Music (Routledge, 2002), Teen TV (British Film Institute Publishing, 2003), and The Arab Avant-Garde: Music, Politics and Modernity (Wesleyan University Press, 2013). In addition, she has worked as an education officer on the Ramallah International Film Festival and as an advisor on the Shashat Women's Film Festival (Bethlehem, Nablus and Ramallah). In the academic year of 2010-11, she was awarded a Fellowship in Global Aesthetics at Cornell University.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgments.- Setting Off.- 1. Fellow Travellers: Approaches To and Through the Journey.- 2. Red and Green Stars in Broad Daylight: A Socialist Talab al-'Ilm for Syrian State Cinema.- 3. The Road of Most Resistance: Film-making of the Second Palestinian Intifada.- 4. 'Travel and Profit from It': Dubai's Forays into Film.- Outgoing Cargo.- Notes.- Bibliography.- Index.
What People are Saying About This
Engaging and exceptionally well written, this is one of the most fascinating works of cinema studies, cultural history and cultural studies of the region that I have seen in recent years.' – Kamran Rastegar, Tufts University, USA
'Sharp, to the point and highly enjoyable.' – Anastasia Valassopoulos, University of Manchester, UK