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The definitive scholarly book on Arab documentary filmmaking in the Middle East North African (MENA) region. There is nothing like it for the period covered: neither celluloid nor digital periods, as well as the breadth of region-wide inclusivity.
Editor, Viola Shafik, is extremely respected in the field and a leading name in Arab film studies.
Includes a wide range of prominent contributors.
Shafik is the author of Arab Cinema: Culture and Identity
66 b/w photographs
About the Author
Viola Shafik studied Film and Middle Eastern Studies in Hamburg and works as a film scholar, creative consultant, and filmmaker. She has directed several documentaries, most notably My Name Is Not Ali (2011) and Arij: Scent of Revolution (2014). She is the author of Popular Egyptian Cinema: Gender, Class, and Nation (AUC Press, 2007) and Arab Cinema: History and Cultural Identity (revised and updated edition, AUC Press, 2016).