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Introduction

Brenda Hollweg and Igor Krstić

in World Cinema and the Essay Film: Transnational Perspectives on a Global Practice

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474429245
eISBN:
9781474464772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474429245.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In this introductory chapter readers are made familiar with the expanding research field of essayistic filmmaking in world cinema-contexts around the globe. Brenda Hollweg and Igor Krstíc argue that ... More


World Cinema and the Essay Film: Transnational Perspectives on a Global Practice

Brenda Hollweg and Igor Krstic (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474429245
eISBN:
9781474464772
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474429245.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

World Cinema and the Essay Film examines the ways in which essay film practices are deployed by transnational filmmakers in specific local and national contexts, in an interconnected world. The book ... More


Accented Essay Films: The Politics and Poetics of the Essay Film in the Age of Migration

Igor Krstić

in World Cinema and the Essay Film: Transnational Perspectives on a Global Practice

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474429245
eISBN:
9781474464772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474429245.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Igor Krstić brings together the notion of ‘accented cinema theory’ (Hamid Naficy) with the category of the essay, in order to conceptualise a burgeoning body of film, video, and other moving image ... More


The Essay Film and its Global Contexts: Conversations on Forms and Practices

Laura Rascaroli, Nguyen Trinh Thi, Bo Wang, and Susana Barriga

in World Cinema and the Essay Film: Transnational Perspectives on a Global Practice

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474429245
eISBN:
9781474464772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474429245.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Based on interviews she conducted with Cuban filmmaker and theorist Susana Barriga, Hanoi-based filmmaker and moving image artist Nguyen Trinh Thi and New York-based artist and filmmaker Bo Wang, ... More


How the Essay Film Thinks

Laura Rascaroli

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190238247
eISBN:
9780190238278
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190238247.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Less than a decade ago the expression "essay film" was still encountered only sporadically; today, the term has been widely integrated into film criticism, and is increasingly adopted by filmmakers ... More


Selma Baccar: Non-fiction in Tunisia, the Land of Fictions

Stefanie Van de Peer

in Negotiating Dissidence: The Pioneering Women of Arab Documentary

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748696062
eISBN:
9781474434836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696062.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses a controversial icon of women in Tunisia, Selma Baccar, Tunisia’s first lady of filmmaking, an instigator and a fiercely independent woman still celebrated for her films and ... More


Jocelyne Saab: Artistic-Journalistic Documentaries in Lebanese Times of War

Stefanie Van de Peer

in Negotiating Dissidence: The Pioneering Women of Arab Documentary

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748696062
eISBN:
9781474434836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696062.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The second case study looks at Jocelyne Saab’s early work. She is well-known for fiction films Dunia, Kiss Me Not on the Eyes (2005) and What is Going On (2010). However, it is less well-known that ... More


‘Reflecting Through Images’: The Documentaries of Mercedes Álvarez

Linda Ehrlich

in Female Agency and Documentary Strategies: Subjectivities, Identity and Activism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474419475
eISBN:
9781474444699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474419475.003.0014
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The author studies Mercedes Álvarez’ hybrid form of the essay film format, and her outright attempt to preserve the collective memory of certain places, through her films. According to the author, ... More


Memories, Notebooks, Roads: The Essayistic Journey in Time and Space

Adam Ludford Freeman

in Journeys on Screen: Theory, Ethics, Aesthetics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781474421836
eISBN:
9781474460118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474421836.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter seeks to explore how geographic journeys in essay films become both a movement through space, a physical journey, but also a journey into the past, resulting in a filmic map of place, ... More


Negotiating Dissidence: The Pioneering Women of Arab Documentary

Stefanie Van de Peer

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748696062
eISBN:
9781474434836
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696062.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In spite of harsh censorship, conservative morals and a lack of investment, women documentarists in the Arab world have found ways to subtly negotiate dissidence in their films, something that is ... More


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