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ARB3101 Quiz: First Quiz Review

Arabic Language and Culture
Course Code
ARB 3101
May Telmissany
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Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Quiz #1 Review Notes
Roy Armes, Arab Filmmakers of the Middle East: A Dictionary, Indiana University Press,
- This chapter talks about the Arab filmmakers originating from the Middle East
- Moroccan filmmakers and Egyptian filmmakers are excluded from this chapter
- The term Middle-East came from a Western dictionary
- It is now being used all over the world, including the Middle-East itself
- Post-independence and Lebanon are touched upon on the last few pages of this
specified chapter
David Murphy and Patrick Williams, Post Colonial African Cinema. Ten Directors,
Manchester University Press, 2008 (Chapter on Youssef Chahine)
-Chahine was seen as not being straightforward with his film-making
His film-making was seen to have a “slight angle to reality”
-Chahine made five movies about himself
-Chahine was gay so he tackled sexual content in his film-making industry
He was attempting to hint his sexuality
-His film-making included his singing and dancing. Talents that he wanted to show as a self-
-French, English, and Arab culture were implemented in his films
He was Christian living in a predominantly Muslim country
-Chahine was labelled as the “khawaja” (litereally meaning the “foreigner”)
-His last movie in 2001 was named the “Other” as he felt he was different as he was gay, roots
from Syria, and was Christian in a Muslim community
-His movies mainly portrayed his life
Roy Armes, Postcolonial Images. Studies in North African Film, Indiana University
Press, 2005
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