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The Arab National Project in Youssef Chahine's Cinema

Malek Khouri


This book presents an up-to-date study on Youssef Chahine's work. The methodological approach of the book, and more precisely the discussion of the theme of Arab national unity from a post-colonial point of view, emphasizes the ideological underpinnings of this Egyptian director's themes as well as his esthetics. The book focuses on the interaction between Chahine's personal and political preoccupations, his eclectic cinematic style, and his devotion to connecting with a wide audience of filmgoers.

Keywords: Youssef Chahine, cinema, Arab national unity, Egypt, esethics, cinematic style

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9789774163548
Published to Cairo Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5743/cairo/9789774163548.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Malek Khouri, author