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Cinemas of the Other: A Personal Journey with Film-makers from Iran and Turkey

Cinemas of the Other: A Personal Journey with Film-makers from Iran and Turkey by Gonul Donmez-Colin
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An updated collection of recent interviews with filmmakers whose works represent trends in the film industries of Turkey and Iran, this new geospecific edition expands upon the earlier volume Cinemas of the Other: A Personal Journey with Film-Makers from the Middle East and Central Asia.Following an introduction delineating the histories of the film industries of the countries of the Middle East, the book contains interviews stretching over a decade, which position the filmmakers and their creative concerns within the social or political context of their respective countries. The striking variety of approaches toward each interview creates a rich diversity of tone and opens the door to a better understanding of images of 'otherness' in film. In addition to transcripts of the interviews, each chapter also includes stills from important films discussed, biographical information about the filmmakers, and filmographies of their works.Dönmez-Colin offers in this expanded edition a carefully researched and richly detailed firsthand account of the developments and trends in these regional film industries that is sure to be appreciated by film scholars and researchers of the Middle East.
Intellect; October 2012
190 pages; ISBN 9781841507651
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Title: Cinemas of the Other: A Personal Journey with Film-makers from Iran and Turkey
Author: Gonul Donmez-Colin