Cinema in Muslim Societies
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This book collates a comprehensive range of fascinating essays by leading authors on film from across the Muslim world. Responding to political and theoretical misconceptions about Islam and Muslim culture, it covers North African, Arab and Asian cinemas in a rich series of industry histories, single film studies and detailed analyses of celebrated directors. Cinema in Muslim Societies is innovative and timely in its explicit engagement with vexing questions of Islamic aesthetics, political activism, socialism and the role of women in Muslim contexts. The authors explore a wide variety of topics, from cinematic art and poetry to religious identity and pornography. Debated extensively at a programme of public talks and screenings at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London in 2011, this volume remains supremely relevant in a world of polarising identities and political violence engulfing Muslim societies and the West. This book was originally published as a special issue of Third Text.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 182 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15.24mm | 544g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138934526
  • 9781138934528

About Ali Nobil Ahmad

Ali Nobil Ahmad is a Fellow at the Zentrum Moderner Orient in Berlin, Germany, and Assistant Professor at the Lahore University of Management Sciences, Pakistan. He is a former editorial board member of the journal Third Text. In 2011, he co-curated Winds of Change, a programme of film screenings and talks about cinema and the Arab Spring at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, UK.show more

Table of contents

Foreword Iftikhar Dadi Preface Ali Nobil Ahmad 1. Introduction: Is There a Muslim World? Ali Nobil Ahmad 2. Paradise Delayed: With Hany Abu-Assad in Palestine Hamid Dabashi 3. Two Theses on the Afghan Woman: Samira and Hana Makhmalbaf Filming Agheleh Farahmand Haim Bresheeth 4. From Resistance and Bearing Witness to the Power of the Fantastical: Icons and Symbols in Palestinian Poetry and Cinema Rasha Salti 5. Between Socialism and Sufism: Islam in the Films of Ousmane Sembene and Djibril Diop Mambety David Murphy 6. The Poetic Vision of Nacer Khemir Roy Armes 7. 'Framed Patterns of Infinity': Takva, a Mortal Individual's Fight for Becoming-Imperceptible Serazer Pekerman 8. Women in Turkish Cinema: Their Presence and Absence as Images and as Image-Makers Gonul Donmez-Colin 9. Innovation and Tradition in Indonesian Cinema David Hanan 10. I am Crazy about the Lord: The Muslim Devotional Genre in Hindi Film Rachel Dwyer 11. Cut-Pieces as Stag Film: Bangladeshi Pornography in Action Cinema Lotte Hoek 12. From Zinda Laash to Zibahkhana: Violence and Horror in Pakistani Cinema Ali Khan and Ali Nobil Ahmadshow more