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Negotiating Dissidence: The Pioneering Women of Arab Documentary

Stefanie Van de Peer


In spite of harsh censorship, conservative morals and a lack of investment, women documentarists in the Arab world have found ways to subtly negotiate dissidence in their films, something that is becoming more apparent since the ‘Arab Revolutions’. In this book, Stefanie Van de Peer traces the very beginnings of Arab women making documentaries in the Middle East and North Africa, from the 1970s and 1980s in Egypt and Lebanon, to the 1990s and 2000s in Morocco and Syria. Addressing the context of the films’ production, distribution and exhibition, the book asks why these women held on to the id ... More

Keywords: Documentary, Women, Feminism, Non-fiction, Essay film, Arab World, Middle East, North Africa, Arab Culture, Philosophy of Solidarity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780748696062
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696062.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stefanie Van de Peer, author
University of Exeter