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Postcolonial Images : Studies in North African Film - Roy Armes

Postcolonial Images

Studies in North African Film

By: Roy Armes

Paperback Published: 23rd February 2005
ISBN: 9780253217448
Number Of Pages: 278

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Postcolonial Images is a comprehensive introduction to and resource for cinema of the Maghreb. In clear and accessible prose, Roy Armes examines the political and cultural context of the films and the film industry in the post-independence era. Since the birth of cinema, North Africa has been the site of countless European and U.S. film productions. This book, however, focuses on the postcolonial period, when indigenous filmmaking in each of the three Maghreb countries -- Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia -- arose with the newly independent nations. Comparative analyses of each country's filmmaking in the decades following independence provide a historical portrait of the conditions and environment for the development of a postcolonial cinema. Armes then turns his attention to an in-depth examination of 10 key films produced between the 1970s and the 1990s, including Omar Gatlato, La Nouba, Halfaouine, Silences of the Palace, and Ali Zaoua. The book includes a dictionary of more than 135 North African filmmakers and a chronological filmography.

. . . Armes's well-researched book provides the reader with a major text on a neglected, important, and vibrant cinema. Vol. 40 2008--Ali Abdullatif Ahmida "University of New England "

Beginnings in the 1960s
The 1970s
The 1980s
The 1990s
Into the Present
Themes and Styles
An Indigenous Film Culture: El Chergui (1975)
History as Myth: Chronicle of the Years of Embers (1975)
A Fragile Masculinity: Omar Gatlato (1976)
Memory Is a Woman's Voice: La Nouba (1978)
Imag(in)ing Europe: Miss Mona (1987)
Defeat as Destiny: Golden Horseshoes (1989)
Sexuality and Gendered Space: Halfaouine (1990)
A Timeless World: Looking for My Wife's Husband (1993)
A New Future Begins: Silences of the Palace (1994)
A New Realism? Ali Zaoua (1999)
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ISBN: 9780253217448
ISBN-10: 025321744X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 278
Published: 23rd February 2005
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.57 x 15.7  x 2.03
Weight (kg): 0.48