Palestinian Cinema in the Days of Revolution presents an in-depth study of films made between 1968 and 1982, the filmmakers and their practices, the political and cultural contexts in which the films were created and seen, and their afterlives among Palestinian refugees and young filmmakers in the twenty-first century. Nadia Yaqub discusses how early Palestinian cinema operated within emerging public-sector cinema industries in the Arab world, as well as through coproductions and solidarity networks. Her findings aid in understanding the development of alternative cinema in the Arab world. Yaqub also demonstrates that Palestinian filmmaking, as a cinema movement created and sustained under conditions of extraordinary precarity, offers important lessons on the nature and possibilities of political filmmaking more generally.
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About the Author
Table of Contents
- A Note on Translation and Transcription
- Abbreviations and Acronyms
- Chapter One: Emerging From a Humanitarian Gaze: Representations of Palestinians between 1948 and 1968
- Chapter Two: Toward a Palestinian Third Cinema
- Chapter Three: Palestine and the Rise of Alternative Arab Cinema
- Chapter Four: From Third to Third World Cinema: Film Circuits and the Institutionalization of Palestinian Cinema
- Chapter Five: Steadfast Images: The Afterlives of Films and Photographs of Tall al-Zàtar
- Chapter Six: Cinematic Legacies: The Palestinian Revolution in Twenty-First Century Cinema
What People are Saying About This
"This book offers an important contribution to the study of Palestinian cinema, which has often been restricted to addressing tropes of resistance, agency, and empowerment. Its focus on films produced in the revolutionary period of contemporary Palestinian history provides a new understanding of how and why Palestinian cinema was essential to the revolutionary impetus."
"Yaqub’s book brings to light an immense body of cinematic materials that have rarely, if ever, been addressed in English-language sources, and it fills a major gap in the scholarly literature. Her command of the material and of the broader setting of 1960s–1970s Palestinian cultural history is very impressive, and her analysis is original and illuminating. She shows definitively that the work of Palestinian filmmakers before the 1980s is of significant interest on its own and is also critical to our appreciation of more contemporary Palestinian cinema."