A number of catastrophic events have afflicted the Arab world in recent years. Western news reporting and Hollywood cinema tend to present these crises through disaster footage or stories about Western protagonists in which local people are merely extras. Film from the Arab world is often...
Author - Shohini Chaudhuri
Shohini Chaudhuri's research interests are in world cinema, human rights, gender/feminist theory, and film theory and affect. Her publications include three books - "Cinema of the Dark Side: Atrocity and the Ethics of Film Spectatorship" (2014), "Contemporary World Cinema: Europe, the Middle East, East Asia and South Asia" (2005) and "Feminist Film Theorists" (2006).
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