Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law Stanford University


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Filming the Modern Middle East: Politics in the Cinemas of Hollywood and the Arab World


Lina Khatib

Published by
IB Tauris, page(s): 256
November 28, 2006

Softcover (1845111915) - $27.00

This book examines the cinematic depictions of major political issues, from the Arab-Israeli conflict to the Gulf War, to Islamic fundamentalism, looking at films made in the US, in Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco, Lebanon, Syria and Palestine. It explores cinema's role as a tool of nationalism in the US and the Arab world, and the challenges the Arab cinemas present to Hollywood's dominant representations of Middle Eastern politics.