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Encyclopedia of Arab Women Filmakers
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Encyclopedia of Arab Women Filmakers

Rebecca Hillauer


Who are the Arab women filmakers? What drives them? What are their experiences in a male-dominated profession? How do they function within the contexts — and constraints — of patriarchal societies? The answers are complex and sometimes surprising, as complex and surprising as the vastly different films these women direct. This book assembles a comprehensive and penetrating look into the history of Arab women's filmmaking, as well as the political and social background of the countries — Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Syria, Algeria, among others — from which these artists emerged. In addition to the bi ... More

Keywords: Arab women, women filmmakers, filmographies, biographies, cinematography, interviews

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9789774249433
Published to Cairo Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5743/cairo/9789774249433.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rebecca Hillauer, author