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To the East, Blackward: Black Power, Radical Cinema, and the Muslim Third World

Sohail Daulatzai

in Black Star, Crescent Moon: The Muslim International and Black Freedom beyond America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816675852
eISBN:
9781452947600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816675852.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter explores how the Muslim Third World influenced and informed Black radical politics and culture within the Muslim International. It examines how the anticolonial struggles in the Muslim ... More


Doing Torture in Film: Confronting Ambiguity and Ambivalence

Marnia Lazreg

in Screening Torture: Media Representations of State Terror and Political Domination

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153591
eISBN:
9780231526975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153591.003.0013
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter analyzes the 1965 feature film The Battle of Algiers, which dramatized an episode in the Algerian War during which torture was systematically used in the dismantling of an urban guerilla ... More


Movies of Modern Torture as Convenient Truths

Darius Rejali

in Screening Torture: Media Representations of State Terror and Political Domination

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153591
eISBN:
9780231526975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153591.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines how torture is often misrepresented in classic and contemporary film by focusing on Gillo Pontecorvo’s The Battle of Algiers (1966), suggesting that directors and actors tend to ... More


Letter to Zohra Drif

Hélène Cixous

in Volleys of Humanity: Essays 1972-2009

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748639038
eISBN:
9780748653638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639038.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses Cixous' letter to Zohra Drif. Here she narrates the Algerian birth war and the fight for independence. Cixous explains that while her letter to Zohra Drif has not been written, ... More


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