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dc.contributor.authorVan de Peer, Stefanieen
dc.date.accessioned2019-06-21T09:21:32Z
dc.date.available2019-06-21T09:21:32Z
dc.date.issued2011-03-01
dc.identifier.citationVan de Peer, S. (2011) Permissible documentaries: Representation in Ateyyat El Abnoudy's documentaries. Journal of African Cinemas, 3 (1), pp. 109-124.en
dc.identifier.issn1754-923Xen
dc.identifier.issn1754-9221
dc.identifier.urihttps://eresearch.qmu.ac.uk/handle/20.500.12289/9782
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1386/jac.3.1.109_1
dc.descriptionStefanie Van de Peer - ORCID: 0000-0003-3152-2912 https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3152-2912en
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dc.description.abstractCairo, or 'Hollywood on the Nile' is known for melodrama and musicals. During the Golden Age of 1950s Egyptian cinema, directors adhered to the censor's laws and to an escapist nationalist image of the country. Within this rigid context, Ateyyat El Abnoudy has been working against the grain as a documentary maker – subverting the censor's sensibilities. While a political and social engagement with her topics was established from the very first of her films, she was then still searching for the most effective style to do this in. In her earliest short documentaries Horse of Mud (1971), Sad Song of Touha (1972) and The Sandwich (1975), she experimented with the voice of her subjects and the function of the camera, while in her later and most famous film Days of Democracy (1996), the subaltern is more palpably present, both verbally and visibly. I argue that she recaptures the voice and returns the gaze to the censor, the Egyptian bourgeoisie, and the spectators of her films, while rewriting contemporary Egyptian national identity.en
dc.format.extent109-124en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIntellecten
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of African Cinemasen
dc.subjectCensoren
dc.subjectDocumentariesen
dc.subjectEgypten
dc.subjectGazeen
dc.subjectVoiceen
dc.subjectWomenen
dc.titlePermissible documentaries: Representation in Ateyyat El Abnoudy’s documentariesen
dc.typeArticleen
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dc.description.volume3en
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rioxxterms.publicationdate2011-03-01
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qmu.authorVan de Peer, Stefanieen
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