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Post-beur Cinema: Maghrebi-French and North African Emigre Filmmaking in France since 2000

Will Higbee


Since the early 1980s and the arrival of Beur cinema filmmakers of Maghrebi origin have made a key contribution French cinema's representation of issues such as immigration, integration and national identity. However, they have done so mostly from a position on the margins of the industry. In contrast, since the early 2000s, Maghrebi-French and North African émigré filmmakers have occupied an increasingly prominent position on both sides of the camera, announcing their presence on French screens in a wider range of genres and styles than ever before. This greater visibility and move to the mai ... More

Keywords: French cinema, Post-Beur cinema, Diaspora, Maghrebi immigrantion in France, Postcolonial, Transnational cinema

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780748640041
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640041.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Will Higbee, author
University of Exeter