By Roy Armes

In this landmark dictionary, Roy Armes info the scope and variety of filmmaking around the Arab center East. directory greater than 550 characteristic movies via greater than 250 filmmakers, and brief and documentary movies by way of one other 900 filmmakers, this quantity covers the movie creation in Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria, and the Gulf States. An creation by means of Armes locates movie and filmmaking traditions within the zone from early efforts within the silent period to state-funded productions through remoted filmmakers and politically engaged documentarians. half 1 lists biographical information regarding the filmmakers and their function motion pictures. half 2 info key characteristic movies from the nations represented. half three indexes feature-film titles in English and French with information about the director, date, and kingdom of origin.

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