In the 1970s, the filmmakers Masao Adachi and Jean-Luc Godard each created a sophisticated essay film that used the Palestinian revolution to reflect questions of truth, representation, media circuits, and the relationships that can and cannot be formed through them. This talk shifts attention away from these well-known works to focus on the films Palestinians themselves were making at this time, exploring how they engaged differently with the ideas that animated Adachi and Godard, as well as those articulated in the third cinema texts of Latin American filmmakers.
Nadia Yaqub (PhD University of California, Berkeley, 1999), is professor of Arabic language and culture in the department of Asian studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her research addresses film, gender, and literature from the Arab world. She is the author of Pens, Swords, and the Springs of Art: The Oral Poetry Dueling of Weddings in the Galilee (Brill, 2006) and Palestinian Cinema in the Days of Revolution (University of Texas Press, 2018). She has also coedited Bad Girls of the Arab World (University of Texas Press, 2017) with Rula Quawas.
Sponsored by the Center for Cold War Studies and International History and the Center for Middle Eastern Studies