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Women, Islam and Cinema
This is the first book to examine the troubled relationships between women, Islam and cinema. Film critic and author Gönül Dönmez-Colin explores the role of women as spectators, images and image constructors in the cinemas of the countries where Islam is the predominant religion, focusing on Iran and Turkey from the Middle East, drawing parallels from Kazakhstan and ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published November 4th 2004 by Reaktion Books
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For someone with little to no familiarity with cinema in the Islamic world or the roles that women have occupied therein, "Women, Islam and Cinema" is an excellent beginner's guide to both. Gonzul Donmez-Colin begins the book examining the conflicts that have historically existed between traditional Islam and Muslim women both acting in and in attending films. She utilizes this history to quickly provide a backdrop for the kind of roles traditionally allowed to Muslim women and the filming ...more