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Indiana University Press is pleased to announce the recent publication of:

Arab Filmmakers of the Middle East
A Dictionary
Roy Armes

"Constitutes a 'counter-reading' of received views and assumptions about the absence of Arab cinema in the Middle East." ŚMichael T. Martin, Black Film Center/Archive, Indiana University

In this landmark dictionary, Roy Armes details the scope and diversity of filmmaking across the Arab Middle East. Listing more than 550 feature films by more than 250 filmmakers, and short and documentary films by another 900 filmmakers, this volume covers the film production in Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria, and the Gulf States. An introduction by Armes locates film and filmmaking traditions in the region from early efforts in the silent era to state-funded productions by isolated filmmakers and politically engaged documentarians. Part 1 lists biographical information about the filmmakers and their feature films. Part 2 details key feature films from the countries represented. Part 3 indexes feature-film titles in English and French with details about the director, date, and country of origin.

216 pp.
cloth 978-0-253-35518-8 $39.95

For more information, visit:
http://www.iupress.indiana.edu/catalog/product_info.php?isbn=978-0-253-35518-8

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