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Author Martin, Florence, 1959-

Title Screens and veils : Maghrebi women's cinema / Florence Martin
Published Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [2011]
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Description 1 online resource (x, 271 pages) : illustrations
Series New directions in national cinemas
New directions in national cinemas.
Contents Overture: Maghrebi women's transvergent cinema -- Transnational feminist storytellers: Shahrazad, Assia, and Farida. Assia Djebar's transvergent Nuba: the Nuba of the women of Mount Chenoua (Algeria, 1978) -- Farida Benlyazid's initiation narrative: A door to the sky (Morocco, 1988) -- Transvergent screens. Yamina Bachir-Chouikh's transvergent echoes: Rachida (Algeria, 2002) -- Raja Amari's screen of the haptic: Red satin (Tunisia, 2002) -- Nadia El Fani's multiple screens: Bedwin hacker (Tunisia, 2002) -- From Dunyazad to transvergent audiences. Yasmine Kassari's "burning" screens: The sleeping child (Morocco, 2004) -- Selma Baccar's transvergent spectatorship: Flower of oblivion (Tunisia, 2006) -- Coda
Summary Examined within their economic, cultural, and political context, the work of women Maghrebi filmmakers forms a cohesive body of work. Florence Martin examines the intersections of nation and gender in seven films, showing how directors turn around the politics of the gaze as they play with the various meanings of the Arabic term hijab (veil, curtain, screen). Martin analyzes these films on their own theoretical terms, developing the notion of "transvergence" to examine how Maghrebi women's cinema is flexi
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Motion pictures -- Social aspects -- Africa, North.
Motion pictures -- Africa, North -- History -- 20th century.
Motion pictures -- Africa, North -- History -- 21st century.
Women in motion pictures.
Women motion picture producers and directors -- Africa, North.
Africa, North -- In motion pictures.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2011006527
ISBN 0253005655 (electronic bk.)
9780253005656 (electronic bk.)