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Moroccan Director Moumen Smihi (b.1945): Arab Modernities and Cinema
Peter Limbrick, Regents of the University of California, Santa Cruz

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Arab Modernism as World Cinema: The Films of Moumen Smihi (Book)
Title: Arab Modernism as World Cinema: The Films of Moumen Smihi
Author: Peter Limbrick
Abstract: Arab Modernism as World Cinema explores the radically beautiful films of Moroccan filmmaker Moumen Smihi, demonstrating the importance of Moroccan and Arab film cultures in histories of world cinema. Addressing the legacy of the Nahda or “Arab Renaissance” of the nineteenth and early twentieth century—when Arab writers and artists reenergized Arab culture by engaging with other languages and societies—Peter Limbrick argues that Smihi’s films take up the spirit of the Nahda for a new age. Examining Smihi’s oeuvre, which enacts an exchange of images and ideas between Arab and non-Arab cultures, Limbrick rethinks the relation of Arab cinema to modernism and further engages debates about the use of modernist forms by filmmakers in the Global South. This original study offers new routes for thinking about world cinema and modernism in the Middle East and North Africa, and about Arab cinema in the world.
Year: 2020
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Primary URL Description: UC Press website.
Access Model: Hardcover, paperback, eBook
Publisher: University of California Press
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 9780520330573
Copy sent to NEH?: No