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Cinema: Films Made by Women Screenwriters, Directors, and Producers: The Arab World and its Diaspora
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The growing interest in women experimental film and video-makers from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and their diasporas emerged out of a complex politico-cultural matrix of academics and independent scholars, museum and university film archives, activist networks, artist-in-residence programs, area-study centers, and film festivals. Recent years have indeed witnessed a steady expansion of the visual arts scenes and a marked increase in film institutions and new pedagogical audio-visual…

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Elhaik, Tarek, “Cinema: Films Made by Women Screenwriters, Directors, and Producers: The Arab World and its Diaspora”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 26 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICSIM_0648>
First published online: 2010



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