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Encyclopedia of Arab Women Filmakers$
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Rebecca Hillauer

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9789774249433

Published to Cairo Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5743/cairo/9789774249433.001.0001

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Iraq

Iraq

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Iraq
Source:
Encyclopedia of Arab Women Filmakers
Author(s):

Rebecca Hillauer

Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:10.5743/cairo/9789774249433.003.0002

Iraq was one of the first Arab countries to introduce television in 1954, but compared to other Arab countries, Iraq came late to film. Their first production was in 1945; however, it was a coproduction with Egyptian direction, but after the Second World War, many private Iraqi entrepreneurs engaged in coproduction. Some of Iraqi feature films produced suffered from poor technical quality, and they had problems finding actresses because social norms prevented women from appearing on stage or in a film. After the monarchy ended on July 14, 1958, a film and theater organization was founded under the jurisdiction of the minister of culture. However, the film industry in Iraq did not change for several years. With perseverance, in 1968, an Iraqi film was awarded for the first time with the Silver Tanit award at the Carthage Film Festival.

Keywords:   Iraq, television, film, coproduction, Silver Tanit award, theater, actresses, Cartage Film Festival

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