Arab Cinema Travels: Transnational Syria, Palestine, Dubai and Beyond

Arab Cinema Travels: Transnational Syria, Palestine, Dubai and Beyond

by Kay Dickinson

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781844577842
Publisher: BFI Publishing
Publication date: 05/05/2016
Series: Cultural Histories of Cinema Series
Edition description: 1st ed. 2016
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

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.

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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

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