New Voices in Arab Cinema
Fig. 1. New Voices in Arab Cinema. Courtesy of Indiana University Press, 2015.

Indiana University Press publishes a new book titled "New Voices in Arab Cinema" written by Roy Armes.

Publication Data

Armes, Roy. New Voices in Arab Cinema. Indiana University Press, 2015. ISBN: 978-0-253-01522-8.

Description

New Voices in Arab Cinema focuses on contemporary filmmaking since the 1980s, but also considers the longer history of Arab cinema. Taking into consideration film from the Middle East and North Africa and giving a special nod to films produced since the Arab Spring and the Syrian crisis, Roy Armes explores themes such as modes of production, national cinemas, the role of the state and private industry on film, international developments in film, key filmmakers, and the validity of current notions like globalization, migration and immigration, and exile. This landmark book offers both a coherent, historical overview and an in-depth critical analysis of Arab filmmaking.

Table of Contents

Introduction
1. Characteristics of the New Cinema
2. The Filmmakers
The New Importance of Women Filmmakers
Questions of Identity
Training
Funding
A Cosmopolitan Generation
3. Documentary
Palestine
Lebanon
Egypt and The Maghreb
Iraq
Syria
4. Feature Filmmaking
Algeria
Morocco
Tunisia
Egypt
Lebanon
Palestine
Iraq
Syria
The Gulf

About the Author

Roy Armes is Professor Emeritus of Film at Middlesex University. He has published widely on world cinema and is author of Dictionary of African Filmmakers (IUP, 2008).

To order the book online visit the Indiana University Press website.