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Algerian national cinema /
Guy Austin.
imprint
Manchester, UK ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York : Distributed in the U.S. exclusively by Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
description
viii, 198 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0719079934 (hbk.), 9780719079931 (hbk.)
format(s)
Book
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author
imprint
Manchester, UK ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York : Distributed in the U.S. exclusively by Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
isbn
0719079934 (hbk.)
9780719079931 (hbk.)
contents note
1: An introduction to modern Algerian history and politics -- 2: A brief history of Algerian cinema -- 3: The war of liberation on screen: trauma, history, myth -- 4: Represending gender: tradition and taboo -- 5. Berber cinema, historical and ahistorical -- 6. After 'Black October': mourning and melancholia -- 7. Screening the 'invisible war' -- 8. Memory and identity: from lost sites to reclaimed images -- 9. Conclusion: Algerian national cinemas.
catalogue key
8900055
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Includes filmography (p. [192]-193).
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Guy Austin is Professor of French Studies and Director of the Research Centre in Film and Digital Media at Newcastle University, and author of the critically-acclaimed Contemporary French cinema (Manchester University Press).
Summaries
Main Description
This topical and innovative study is the first book on Algerian cinema to be published in English since the 1970s. At a time when North African and Islamic cultures are of increasing political significance, Algerian National Cinema presents a dynamic, detailed and up to date analysis of how film has represented this often misunderstood nation. Algerian National Cinema explores key films from The Battle of Algiers (1966) to Mascarades (2007). Introductions to Algerian history and to the national film industry are followed by chapters on the essential genres and themes of filmmaking in Algeria, including films of anti-colonial struggle, representations of gender, Berber cinema, and filming the 'black decade' of the 1990s. This thoughtful and timely book will appeal to all interested in world cinemas, in North African and Islamic cultures, and in the role of cinema as a vehicle for the expression of contested identities. By the author of the critically-acclaimed Contemporary French Cinema.
Table of Contents
List of illustrationsp. vi
Prefacep. vii
Acknowledgementsp. ix
An introduction to modem Algerian history and politicsp. 1
A brief history of Algerian cinemap. 20
The war of liberation on screen: trauma, history, mythp. 33
Representing gender: tradition and taboop. 61
Berber cinema, historical and ahistoricalp. 100
After 'Black October': mourning and melancholiap. 121
Screening the 'invisible war'p. 141
Memory and identity: from lost sites to reclaimed imagesp. 158
Conclusion: Algerian national cinemasp. 177
Filmographyp. 192
Indexp. 195
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