Iranian Cinema in a Global Context: Policy, Politics, and Form

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Peter Decherney, Blake Atwood
Routledge, Sep 15, 2014 - Social Science - 258 pages
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Iranian films have been the subject of much critical and scholarly attention over the past several decades, and Iranian filmmakers are mainstays of international film festivals. Yet most of the attention has been focused on a small segment of Iranian film production: auteurist art cinema. Iranian Cinema in a Global Context, on the other hand, takes account of the wide range of Iranian cinema, from popular youth films to low budget underground films. The volume also reassesses the global circulation of Iranian art cinema, looking at its reception at international festivals, in university curricula, and at the Academy Awards. A final theme of the volume explores the intersection between politics and film, with essays on post-Khatami reform influences, representations of ineffective drug policies, and the representation of Jewish characters in Iranian film. Taken together, the essays in this volume present a new definition of the field of Iranian film studies, one that engages global media flows, transmedia interaction, and a heterogeneous Iranian national cinema.

 

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Contents

Introduction
Iranian Film Policy in a Global Context
New Forms in Cinema and Media in PostKhatami
SocioPolitical
Jewish Representation in Iranian Film
Rahkshan BaniEtemadis Mainline
Reflexive Cinema and Society
The Rise of lYouth Popm Films in Contemporary Iran
Iranian Documentary Filmmakers Association and the Fight
Notes on the Reception of Iranian Films in Brazil
Introducing American Students to Iran
The Contested Social Spaces of Film Practices Since 2009
Censorship in Iranian Cinema

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Peter Decherney is Professor of Cinema Studies and English and Director of the Cinema Studies Program at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of Hollywood’s Copyright Wars: From Edison to the Internet and Hollywood and the Culture Elite: How the Movies Became American.

Blake Atwood is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. He is the coordinator of the Persian Language Program and an affiliate of the Program in Comparative Literature.

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