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Results 1 - 25 of Yadon ilaheyya / Shāhīn, Dūll - Khulaʻī, Muḥammad - Rotana Distribution ( Firm); Date: . Library of Congress Online Catalog Women and the Egyptian Revolution - by Nermin Allam December In Suleiman made the feature Divine Intervention / Yadon ilaheyya. The events dramatised here date back to the first Intifada: and the film And there are further film works on new digital formats and on the Internet.
The film focused on a family in an Algerian village and its fight against poverty, a mad village prophet, feudal collaborators with French colonialism, and religious fanatics. By the early s an increasing number of filmmakers began to focus on issues of land reform, industrialization, and the situation of North African immigrant workers in Europe. Even countries unaffected by the new active involvement of the public sector experienced the rejuvenation of cinema. In Lebanon, from the mids to the mids the beginning of the Lebanese civil waran influx of Egyptian filmmakers and film personnel fleeing the constrictions placed on their work by the nationalization of various branches of the film industry helped create a hub for film production investment and activity.
However, as early as even before the nationalization of Egyptian cinematwo studios, Al-Arz and Haroun, were already in place. Another production company, Georges Nasser's Films, made important and widely screened films such as Ila ayn Whither?
By the mids large sums of capital had been invested in the film industry in Lebanon, and new studios with high-quality equipment such as Ba'albeck, Near East Sound, and Modern were created. Following Egypt's lead, Lebanon created a university-level film training institute at St. Joseph University in Beirut. Ironically, the most important period in the history of Lebanese cinema was born out of the destruction of civil war. All these films captured the anxiety of a war-torn country and people, and the suspended dreams associated with the Palestinian dilemma.
Postindependence film production in Tunisia and Morocco took longer to emerge than it did in other Arab countries. However, despite its reliance on sporadic individual initiatives, filmmaking in the s and s signified the birth of an authentic movement that fostered the emergence in the s of a new Arab national cinema.
In Tunisia the completion of the publicly supported Gammarth studios in facilitated early training of several young cinephiles. Nazareth, Israel, With only six films to his credit to date, the Palestinian director, writer, producer, and actor Elia Suleiman already has won the attention of film critics around the world. Suleiman left his hometown of Nazareth in Israel to live and study film in New York City where he spent nearly twelve years in a self-imposed exile. Two of his feature films, Chronicle of a Disappearance and Yadon ilaheyya Divine Intervention,garnered eight major awards in international film festivals Chicago, Bodil, Cannes, Cinemanila, European, Rotterdam, Seattle, and Venice.
In the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences did not allow Divine Intervention to be entered for competition in the Best Foreign Language Film category, igniting major controversy although one Academy official claimed that Suleiman did not actually submit the film. Many saw the decision as a political rejection of Palestine; however, the film was allowed to compete in Suleiman focuses on the Palestinian dilemma, but his approach mixes humor, ambiguous imagery, and heavyhanded sloganeering.
His stories are fragmented rather than constructed as seamless and straightforward narratives. Suleiman often plays himself, a filmmaker pursuing motivation and deliverance through his relationship with a politically active Arab female protagonist. With a style reminiscent of the French director Jacques TatiSuleiman's witty, absurd and highly unsettling portraits of the lives of the Palestinian middle class offer a scathing political critique of its class's complicity in the political stagnation that afflicts the Palestinian predicament.
With Chronicle of a Disappearance Suleiman offered a unique vision of the theme of living under occupation. The film invokes Waiting for Godot as it presents the story of people waiting, and waiting, for something that never happens. Divine Intervention tells the story of a young Palestinian filmmaker.
The film is built around numerous segments depicting the life of the filmmaker as he discerns moments of inaction and waiting among some middle class Palestinians. The only action in the film occurs in the imagination of the filmmaker: In one of the most memorable and fitting comments on the Palestinian people's state of affairs, the final shot is that of the filmmaker and his mother watching a pressure cooker.
Suleiman's utilization of static long shots and slow editing rhythm might not be a preferred choice for some viewers.
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This, as an example, has effected how his films were received among some Palestinian critics, some of whom saw his style as somewhat elitist. Yet, his film aesthetics indeed represent an original and somewhat unique attempt to cinematically translate both personal and collective experiences of people living in the shadow of occupation.
Stein and Ted Swedenburg. Durham, NC, and London: Duke University Press, Journal of Contemporary Film 1 An Interview with Elia Suleiman. Malek Khouri mark on Arab cinema. The films addressed various aspects of the decline of agrarian social and economic structures in the face of foreign capital invasions.
These films sensitively evoked social, political, and cultural predicaments and landscapes. New Arab cinema is also increasingly becoming less Egypt-centered and more trans-Arab in terms of production, themes, and audiences. Although market regulations leaving local Arab film industries unprotected against Western-based films and censorship of religious, political, and sexual content take their toll, Arab cinema is fast becoming more interconnected and diversified in its outlook and its audience.
On the level of production, for example, Egyptian films are increasingly being produced by Lebanese and Gulf state investors.
Lebanese, Syrian, Palestinian, and Arab North African filmmakers have also been involved in numerous ventures with European government and private-sector agencies such as Montecinemaverita Foundation and La Sept-Arte, and Egyptian films have been steadily featuring stars from Lebanon, Syria, Morocco, and Tunisia.
In a related arena, an increasing number of television dramas are being made for trans-Arab distribution. After Egypt, Syria has become the second-largest producer of television drama and comedy. In more than seventy television shows were produced in Syria, most of which were widely distributed and extremely popular around the Arab world, particularly in the Gulf states. Greater relaxation of government restriction on private industries, combined with the recent building of major film and television production facilities near Damascus and the influx of business investments from various Gulf countries, together have created a potentially major base for a trans-Arab film and television industry based in Syria.
Moreover, the overwhelming majority of movie theaters around the region remain locally owned and operated, enhancing possibilities for the growth of Arab national cinema and encouraging more diversity in film programming.
At the most basic level, these theaters ensure that films from across the Arab world can be seen by other Arabs. THEMES Since the late s the anxieties associated with, on the one hand, the stagnation of the pan-Arab project of national self-determination, and on the other, the wave of religious fundamentalism, have been reflected in Arab cinema.
Cinema in the region is increasingly reaching toward a national identity struggling to affirm its heterogeneity and to find a new role in the fight for social and national liberation. In Egypt, the film production center of the Arab world, the wave of Islamic fundamentalism directly affected intellectual and cultural life, resulting in a flood of films dealing with the issue. Algerian and Tunisian filmmakers have also explicitly tackled fundamentalism, depicting its practices and its impact on youth and youth culture.
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Emerging out of the highly charged political atmosphere in the region throughout the s and beyond, numerous popular films have commented on colonial and neocolonial dominance there. In turn, new Arab cinema tends to foreground social and cultural settings and characters that reflect a rapidly changing society struggling to reclaim its national identity against internal as well as external pressures. The Lebanese filmmaker Randa Chahal Sabag's b. Earlier examples of this new trend include Asfour Stah Halfaouine: In a related thrust, the Palestinian dilemma remains among the more frequently visited themes in Arab cinema.
Since the late s, however, more emphasis has been put on approaching the issue through the eyes of its real victims: New Arab films also approach the notion of national self-determination with an eye for celebrating the heterogeneity of Arab identity and culture.
The role of Arab Christians in the religiously diverse Arab society is one of the narrative threads, if not necessarily a main theme, running through several Arab films.
However, since the creation of the state of Israel, allusion to Jews as part of the Arab cultural mosaic has largely remained a taboo in Arab cinema.
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This taboo has been frequently challenged in Arab films since the mids. Presenting the story of three Tunisian teenage girls—a Muslim, a Christian, and a Jew—the film revisits history by way of exploring the religious and cultural richness of Arab identity. Jews and Arabs—The Iraqi Connection Samir,which depicts the life and struggle of four Iraqi communist Jews as they face national alienation as Arabs living in Israel.
The notion of national identity and resistance is increasingly becoming integral to the discussion of gender and sexual politics.
One early example is the classic Urs al-jalil Wedding in Galilee, Michel Khleifi,which draws connections between repressive gender and sexual relations within Palestinian society and the stagnating efforts to achieve national liberation for Palestinians. Samt el qusur The Silences of the Palace, Moufida Tlatli, redefines the parameters for the struggle of its female protagonist to affirm her personal identity: More Arab filmmakers are also intrepidly delving into the issue of gay and bisexual relations within Arab society.
Other films are even clearer in their rebellion against the sexual repression of gays and bisexuals, but because of their experimental character they are less likely to reach a wide audience.
In a demonstration of the effects of occupation the Zionist film has its own special archive, The Stephen Spielberg Jewish Archive, whereas Palestinian film is either scattered or lost. Following the Israeli occupation of much of Palestine Palestinians either lived under Israeli occupation or became refugees. Some Palestinians worked on films made by Arab filmmakers.
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With the development of an active resistance represented by Palestine Liberation Organisation there were attempts to produce Palestinian film. It was in this situation that the first surviving Palestinian feature film was made. The film was in standard widescreen and colour and in Arabic, Hebrew, and Turkish. Intriguingly the version released in Israel was about thirteen minutes shorter than that released internationally.
The Governor attends with aides and as the day progresses the contradictions heighten. The director and writer, Michel Khleifi, was born in Nazareth but lived in exile in Belgium, He had already made a documentary and short film: In the s another Palestinian filmmaker made a documentary, Chronicle of a Elia Disappearance Suleiman is also from Nazareth comes from the Greek Orthodox community.
Suleiman is an ironic director with a taste for the absurd and surreal. This documentary offers a very distinct and unconventional journey through occupied Palestine.
Importantly, the film won an Award at the Venice Film Festival. The film was produced with funds from France, Morocco, Germany and Palestine. This was after the Oslo Accords and the film therefore was made under the remit of the Palestinian Authority.
There appear to be different versions of what occurred: Clearly that argument was cover to more political objections.
Interestingly the film was resubmitted in by the Palestinian Ministry of Culture and accepted by the Academy. The film again has an oddball narrative. The trysts of the couple take place alongside an Israeli checkpoint: One glorious sequence has the Israeli soldiers perplexed when a balloon bearing the visage of Yasser Arafat floats threateningly towards their control tower.
Another depicts the conflict between Palestinian and Israeli as a variant on the Hong Kong martial arts conventions. Since then several films produced by some combination of Palestinian and other state funding have been submitted by the Palestinian Ministry of Culture and included and accepted for the Academy Award listings.
In this film two friends, one of whom has been in an Israeli prison, are in love with the same woman. The film dramatises the different political trajectories they follow. Two childhood friends are recruited for a suicide bombing in Tel Aviv: Their mission goes wrong and the film tends towards a critique of this type of action. There is an Israeli film with a similar plot. These are the only two films that made it through the Acedmy process to Nomination.
This film treats the same issues but is set in Tarek Mahmoud Asfa is forced into exile in Jordan with his mother. He becomes friends with a group of Palestinian freedom fighter. This film was submitted in The Wanted 18 Canada, Palestine, France was the most recent submission in During the First Intifada small Palestinian village bought 18 cows and stopped buying Israeli milk.