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Palestinian Cinema: Landscape, Trauma and Memory

Nurith Gertz and George Khleifi


Despite the Palestinian society's serious concern with its historical memory, the notion that the post 1948 Palestinian historical narrative has thus far not been told in its entirety, or, at least, that it has yet to find its full artistic expression, is still prevalent among writers and scholars. In this tendency, Palestinian history resembles other histories of exile and displacement, These are histories of trauma. In which past events emerge in the present as if they reoccur perpetually, and time stops. Palestinian cinema, in its attempt to invent, document and crystallize Palestinian hist ... More

Keywords: historical memory, Palestinian historical narrative, exile, trauma, Palestinian cinema, 1948 war, Palestinian culture, space

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780748634071
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748634071.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nurith Gertz, author

George Khleifi, author