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Palgrave Studies in Arab Cinema

Arab Film and Video Manifestos

Forty-Five Years of the Moving Image Amid Revolution

Authors: Dickinson, Kay

  • The first book to assemble these essential documents in one convenient resource, some translated into English for the very first time
  • Allows these documents to be examined in dialogue with one another in order to better grasp continuities and ruptures within the region’s political and cultural history
  • Grounds these declarations within the struggles in which they adamantly aimed to participate as well as their broader social and political contexts
  • Together, the primary sources and their analyses provide insight into both a series of significant film movements and culture’s role in social and political transfiguration
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About this book

Arab Film and Video Manifestos presents, in their entirety, five key documents that have fundamentally shaken up and helped change the face of image culture in the Middle East and beyond. The book collects together, for the first time, these influential, collectively written calls and directives that span a fifty-year period and hail from a range of different countries. Each urges a radical rethinking of film and video’s role in culture, its relation to politics, and its potential to instigate profound change. Kay Dickinson carefully positions the manifestos within their broader socio-historical contexts and provides supplementary reading and viewing suggestions for readers who cannot access Arabic-language sources.

About the authors

Kay Dickinson is Professor of Film Studies at Concordia University, Canada. She is author of Arab Cinema Travels: Transnational Syria, Palestine, Dubai and Beyond (2016), as well as numerous articles on Arab film culture within such journals as Camera ObscuraScreenCinema Journal, and Framework. She co-edited The Arab Avant-Garde: Music, Politics, Modernity (2013), and co-wrote Film Studies: A Global Introduction (2016).

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Why the Manifesto?

    Dickinson, Kay

    Pages 1-22

  • The Naksa’s New Cinema: New Cinema Group, “Manifesto of New Cinema in Egypt” (1968)

    Dickinson, Kay

    Pages 23-47

  • Cinematic Third Worldism: “Resolutions of the Third World Filmmakers Meeting” (Algeria 1973)

    Dickinson, Kay

    Pages 49-80

  • Cinema Within Armed Struggle: “Manifesto of the Palestinian Cinema Group” (1972) and Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, “The Cinema and the Revolution”

    Dickinson, Kay

    Pages 81-106

  • “The Images are the Revolution’s”: Mosireen, “Revolution Triptych” (2013)

    Dickinson, Kay

    Pages 107-131

Buy this book

eBook $54.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-99801-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $69.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-99800-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Arab Film and Video Manifestos
Book Subtitle
Forty-Five Years of the Moving Image Amid Revolution
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Arab Cinema
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-99801-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-99801-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-99800-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 150
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour
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