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CamÉra Afrique / CamÉra Arabe

Synopsis
CAMERA ARABE (62 min, 1987) looks at the new Arab cinema of the post-colonial era, particularly the work of the Egyptian director Youssef Chahine. Unlike the old Egyptian film industry, the new cinema is an art cinema which has to struggle both to combat government indifference and/or hostility, and to find its audience in the Arab world, where cinemas are dominated by imported movies. Includes interviews with film-makers fron North Africa and the wider Arab world and clips from their films. Looks at the role of women in Arab culture, the identity of the Arab male, and explores the meaning of successive Arab defeats at the hands of the Israelis.
Language
English
Country
Tunisia
Medium
Video; Videocassette. VHS. col. 157 min.
Year of production
1987
Availability
Sale; 1995 sale: £15.99 (inclusive)
Subjects
Film & television production
Keywords
Arabic communities; cinema

Credits

Director
Férid Boughedir
Producer
Férid Boughedir
Writer
Férid Boughedir

Sections

Title
Caméra Afrique

Title
Caméra Arabe

Distributor

Name

BFI Video

Email
video.films@bfi.org.uk
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Fax
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Address
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