Arab Film and Video Manifestos

Forty-Five Years of the Moving Image Amid Revolution

  • Kay Dickinson

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Arab Cinema book series (PASTARCI)

About this book


Arab Film and Video Manifestos presents, in their entirety, five key documents that have fundamentally shaken up and helped change the face of image culture in the Middle East and beyond. The book collects together, for the first time, these influential, collectively written calls and directives that span a fifty-year period and hail from a range of different countries. Each urges a radical rethinking of film and video’s role in culture, its relation to politics, and its potential to instigate profound change. Kay Dickinson carefully positions the manifestos within their broader socio-historical contexts and provides supplementary reading and viewing suggestions for readers who cannot access Arabic-language sources.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Kay Dickinson
    • 1
  1. 1.Mel Hoppenheim School of CinemaConcordia UniversityMontreal, QCCanada

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Pivot, Cham
  • eBook Packages Literature, Cultural and Media Studies
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-99800-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-99801-5
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