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Since it was first published in 1998, Viola Shafik's Arab Cinema: History and Cultural Identity has become an indispensable work for scholars of film and the contemporary Middle East. Combining detailed narrative history-economic, ideological, and aesthetic-with thought-provoking analysis, Arab Cinema provides a comprehensive overview of cinema in the Arab world, tracing t ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published August 15th 2016 by American University in Cairo Press (first published October 1st 2015)
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German film scholar and filmmaker, she has directed documentaries including IRAQI ARTISTS IN GERMANY and THE LEMON TREE. She is also the author of the books "Arab Cinema: History and Cultural Identity" and "Popular Egyptian Cinema: Gender, Class, and Nation".
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