Studies in North African Film
By (author) Roy Armes
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Postcolonial Images by Roy Armes
Book DescriptionPostcolonial Images is a comprehensive introduction to and resource for cinema of the Maghreb. In clear and accessible prose, Roy Armes examines the political and cultural context of the films and the film industry in the post-independence era. Since the birth of cinema, North Africa has been the site of countless European and U.S. film productions. This book, however, focuses on the postcolonial period, when indigenous filmmaking in each of the three Maghreb countries-Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia-arose with the newly independent nations. Comparative analyses of each country's filmmaking in the decades following independence provide a historical portrait of the conditions and environment for the development of a postcolonial cinema. Armes then turns his attention to an in-depth examination of 10 key films produced between the 1970s and the 1990s, including Omar Gatlato, La Nouba, Halfaouine, Silences of the Palace, and Ali Zaoua. The book includes a dictionary of more than 135 North African filmmakers and a chronological filmography.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780253217448
(236mm x 157mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Indiana University Press
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publish Date: 15-Jan-2005
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Roy Armes
New Voices in Arab Cinema, Paperback (January 2015)
Focuses on contemporary filmmaking since the 1980s, but also considers the longer history of Arab cinema. This book offers both a coherent, historical overview and an in-depth critical analysis of Arab filmmaking.
Arab Filmmakers of the Middle East, Hardback (August 2010)
A comprehensive reference to film production in the Arab Middle East
Dictionary of African Filmmakers, Hardback (July 2008)
A comprehensive treatment of films and filmmaking on the African continent. This dictionary covers African feature filmmaking from the first locally produced films onwards thriving film industry, listing 5,415 films made by 1,253 filmmakers in 37 countries. It is suitable for those who wants to know more about the world of African film.
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Author Biography - Roy Armes
Roy Armes is Professor Emeritus of Film at Middlesex University in London. His recent books include Third World Film Making and the West, Arab and African Film Making, Dictionary of North African Film Makers, and Omar Gatlato.
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