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Published: 01 January 2016

224 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9781781381984

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Muslim Women in French Cinema

Voices of Maghrebi Migrants in France

First Edition

Leslie Kealhofer-Kemp

Liverpool University Press

  • Contributes to a burgeoning field of studies on immigration, diaspora, and minority populations in Europe in film by examining the cinematic representations of a significant minority population that has yet to be studied at length: first-generation Maghrebi women in France.
  • This study is the product of substantial fieldwork in audio-visual archives and research institutions in France and brings together a corpus of over 60 films (documentaries, short films, téléfilms, and feature films).
  • Examines well-known feature films about the North African population in France such as Le thé au harem d'Archimède (dir. Mehdi Charf), Vivre au paradis (dir. Bourlem Guerdjou), and Inch'Allah dimanche (dir. Yamina Benguigui), as well as a significant number of films that have yet to be the subject of scholarly attention and/or are not readily available to the general public. It also devotes three chapters to films that are not feature films.
  • Incorporates material from interviews with several contemporary filmmakers, including Yamina Benguigui, Rachida Krim, and Malik Chibane.