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Surviving Images: Cinema, War, and Cultural Memory in the Middle East

Kamran Rastegar


This book explores the prominent role of cinema in the development of cultural memory around war and conflict in colonial and postcolonial contexts. It does so through a study of three historical eras: the colonial period, the national independence struggle, and the postcolonial. It begins with a study of British colonial cinema about the Sudan, then explores anticolonial cinema in Algeria, Egypt, and Tunisia, followed by case studies of films emerging from postcolonial contexts in Palestine, Iran, Lebanon, and Israel. This work aims both to fill a gap in the critical literature on Middle East ... More

Keywords: cinema, colonialism, postcolonial, war, cultural memory, trauma studies, Middle East

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780199390168
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199390168.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kamran Rastegar, author
Tufts University, Associate Professor of Arabic Literature and Culture