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Arab Filmmakers of the Middle East

A Dictionary

Roy Armes

Publication Year: 2010

In this landmark dictionary, Roy Armes details the scope and diversity of filmmaking across the Arab Middle East. Listing more than 550 feature films by more than 250 filmmakers, and short and documentary films by another 900 filmmakers, this volume covers the film production in Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria, and the Gulf States. An introduction by Armes locates film and filmmaking traditions in the region from early efforts in the silent era to state-funded productions by isolated filmmakers and politically engaged documentarians. Part 1 lists biographical information about the filmmakers and their feature films. Part 2 details key feature films from the countries represented. Part 3 indexes feature-film titles in English and French with details about the director, date, and country of origin.

Published by: Indiana University Press


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pp. xi-xii

Note on Layout

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pp. xiii-xiv

List of Acronyms

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pp. xv-xviii

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Introduction: Filmmaking in Divided Lands

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pp. 1-32

This dictionary is concerned with the films directed by Arab filmmakers in and from the Middle East. It excludes filmmakers from the Maghreb and from Egypt (except for the handful of Egyptian filmmakers who have made the occasional film for Middle Eastern producers), as these have already...

Part 1. Dictionary of Filmmakers

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pp. 33-128

Part 2. Feature-Film Chronologies

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pp. 129-158

Part 3. Index of Feature-Film Titles

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pp. 159-190


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pp. 191-195

E-ISBN-13: 9780253004598
E-ISBN-10: 0253004594
Print-ISBN-13: 9780253355188

Page Count: 216
Publication Year: 2010

OCLC Number: 664572234
MUSE Marc Record: Download for Arab Filmmakers of the Middle East

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  • Motion picture producers and directors -- Arab countries -- Biography -- Dictionaries.
  • Motion picture producers and directors -- Arab countries -- Credits.
  • Motion picture industry -- Arab countries.
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