See for instance hamid naficy autobiography film hollywood has confronted in various forms at least since the popularization of television in the 1950s blockbuster films, for instance, are catering to as many diverse constituencies as possible, confronting the problem of, as timothy corrigan puts it, an. Pdf the poetics and practice of iranian nostalgia in exile hamid. Pdf exilicand ethnic accented cinema and hamid naficy malik. Considering his meticulous early work on documentary filmmaking in iran, literature on. Although the experience of expatriation varies greatly from one person to the next, the films.
How their personal experiences of exile or diaspora translate into cinema is a key focus of naficy s work. Pdf naficy, hamid, a social history of iranian cinema volume 1. I argue that mehtas trilogy foregrounds the ways in which patriarchal nationalism legitimizes violence against. Although the experience of expatriation varies greatly from one person to the next, the. Exilic and ethnic accented filmmaking and hamid naficy by. Dec 19, 2018 3 see, for example, arne lund, garbo talks scandinavians, the talkie revolution, and the crisis of foreign voice, in nordic exposures. Recent scholarship has tended to focus on the limitations imposed upon filmmakers by the theocracys ministry of culture and islamic guidance. Organized by benjamin weil, sfmoma curator of media arts, this exhibition emphasizes the viewer s physical relationship with the projected image and explores the possibilities. The social principles of modesty and veiled vision govern malefemale social interactions both in daily life and in movies.
Hamid naficy s analysis of migrant cinema focuses on the varying relationships to the homespace within emigre films, shifting between outwardlooking journeys of aspiration and imaginative. An accented cinema an accented cinema by hamid naficy, an accented cinema books available in pdf, epub, mobi format. The other is about a teacher of mine in middle school in iran that admonished me about my cinematic heroes. With a mixture of pride and sly satisfaction, he answered. Cecile fontaines films do not tell stories in the traditional sense. Malik shahrukh zeeshn abstract in this paper, ive taken case study of migrated filmmakers in. Introduction in the early 1990s, a journalist in paris asked renowned iranian filmmaker abbas kiarostami to evaluate the status of the current iranian cinema. Hamid naficy, northwestern university, radiotvfilm and art history department, faculty member. The storylines are not presented to us chronologically, but the film cuts unsystematically between them and leaves it to the viewer to reconstruct the plots and, not least. Studies architecture, cultural studies, and religion. Anna may wongs scriptural orientalism and polyphonic display, in tijana mamula and lisa patti eds, the.
For iranian scholar hamid naficy, exile is like an elevator that runs between two cultural poles, two memories, two lives. This paper will look at his film oeuvre as a whole and will focus on his style of filmmaking, which can be. A celebration of hamid naficy s work golbarg rekabtalaei volume 3, number 3, fall 2018 download pdf iranian cultural history has been overshadowed by a grand narrative of political history that disregards shifts within the iranian fields of culture. One of these anecdotes involves my first encounter with the work of hamid naficy. Because computers are not allowed in the classroom, please print out all readings before coming to class for discussion.
The required readings are posted on our canvas site in pdf format under the files tab. Iscp thanks the publication designers, other means, for their innovative design of this exhibition catalogue. The creative component is the primary component and forms the principle argument of the thesis. Pdf in this overview article, i attempt to characterize a south african cinema of exile through a number of lenses. Pdf engaging cinema summary download read online free. Not only does it have a significant argument to make, but it also works with a variety of littleknown filmvideo examples in such a way as to give the reader both a vivid sense of them and a desire to go out and get hold of them. Dana polan, university of southern california markss nuanced reading of a large number of films and videos is based on her deep engagement with the politics of place and displacement that drives the films. I must have been 15 or 16 years old, if not younger, when i first saw hamid naficy s name in. Inan accented cinema, hamid naficy offers an engaging overview of an important trendthe filmmaking of postcolonial, third world, and other displaced. Mehdi semati volume 3, number 3, fall 2018 download pdf. It is a colorful and aquatic cinema that investigatesthrough stripping down and subsequent reconstructionthe material from which the images are made. Engaging a text through annotation is an important skill. In this article, i will discuss hamid naficy s experimentation with video technologies within the context of movements in documentary and video art in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Since the early 1990s, contemporary iranian cinema, with its culture of auteurism and poetic consciousness, has continued to inspire lively critical discourse and popular acclaim.
Naficy elaborates on this unexpected coincidenceby pointing to how a system of modesty women wearing the hejab, or veil, onscreen in situations that in reality would not require it, such as in the home or a femaleonly space paved. Naficy belongs to the iranian generation that lived through the modernization of the country that preceded the islamic revolution of 1979, and the islamization that followed it. The experimental films of hamid naficy simran bhalla volume 3, number 3, fall 2018 download pdf simran bhalla is a phd candidate in the screen cultures program at northwestern university, illinois. Pdf on jan 1, 2012, arezou zalipour and others published naficy, hamid. View the article pdf and any associated supplements and figures for a period of 48 hours. The film consists of three basic storylines taking place in japan, morocco, and the mexico us border region. Marva nabili has occupied a minor space in histories of iranian cinema.
Modesty as cinematic practice although veiling and modesty existed in iranian cinema before, they were first codified and instituted in cinema in 1982 for a full discussion of these, see naficy, 1994, 1992. In mona hatoums experimental video, measures of distance 1981, she densely layers fragmented clips of audio recording, written correspondence, and intimate images in a way that accentuates the distance of exile. Rather, they form spiraling involutions around an idea or a theme. Womens bodies as sites of signification and contestation. It traces the history of the twentiethcenturys most enduringly popular entertainment form, covering all aspects of its development, stars, studios, and cultural impact. Hers is a cinema of layers, encrustations, and material and plastic experimentation. This thesis examines deepa mehtas trilogywater, earth, fireand the trilogys exploration and contestation of colonial, anticolonial nationalist, and religious ideologies as intersecting with patriarchal norms to enact symbolic and actual violence on the bodies of women. A cinema of refusal feminist media histories university. Hamid naficy, renowned professor of iranian cinema at northwestern. Download enchantment ebook for free in pdf and epub format. The transnational optic and the production of tradition in indian television newspaper representations of television in india often offer a stereotypically prosaic image.
Scandinavian identities in classical hollywood cinema seattle, wa. The first edition of the cultural studies reader established itself as the leader in the field, providing the ideal introduction to this exciting and influential discipline. In this introduction i wish to outline the structure and the function of the written component of the thesis. He also brought back with him a present for me which was one of those view master slide viewers with the disc and you click on it and so, actually, for the first. Naficy is surely right to point to this as an exilic condition, or at least a condition of accented or nondominant cultural actors. Hamid naficy s islamizing film culture in iran 3 creates a history of iranian film as it evolved in this period. As it is an irish film, irelands own protracted colonial history obviously bears upon our reactions to this specific and tragic consequence of neocolonialism charted by gilsenan. Taking a personal interest in cinema and multimedia visual culture from an early age, naficy has come to be known as one of the authoritative voices on the history of iranian cinema and television, both national and exilic. Her directorial career, as well as the trajectory of the sealed soil, however, situates the film firmly within both the aesthetics and the politics of the iranian new wave, as well as the history of feminist filmmaking. An interview with hamid naficy society for cinema and media.
The cultural studies reader second edition the cultural studies reader is the ideal introduction for students to this exciting discipline. Approached stylistically, films can be read, reread, and backread not only as individual texts but also as sites of struggle over meanings and identities. Nyu department of cinema studies latin america bibliography. The exhibition and publication would not have been possible without the support of many sources of funding, including generous.
Hamid naficy is associate professor of media studies in the art and art history at rice university. In naficy s conclusion on the future of iranian cinema, he states, the islamic cinema is in a. Free online pdf tools to merge, compress, create, edit and convert pdfs. New acquisitions available from third world newsreel. Through the story, told in flashback, of two young girls evacuated from birmingham to north wales during the second world war, poliakoff does not present a realistic and factual account of this childhood trauma, but adopts visual strategies wrought from. Exilic and diasporic filmmaking, screen, volume 44. This article explores the world of the evacuee represented as a fantasy experience in steven poliakoffs television drama perfect strangers. Hamid naficy is a leading authority in cultural studies of diaspora, exile, and postcolonial cinemas and media, and of iranian and middle eastern cinemas and media. Latin america bibliography texts not in english are recommended but not required aguilar, gonzalo. Picturing the world cinematic globalization in the deserts of. As chekhov says, oh audience, this life is unworthy of you. Hamid naficy, rice university this is a terrific book. Like all genres, the independent transnational genre attempts to.
Iranian film critic and academic hamid naficy underscores an important metacritical point in arguing. Iranian cinema under the islamic republic naficy 1995. The secondary component is a written exegesis which critically analyses and contextualizes the creative component. Wenner, one part alcohol, one part sport, one part dirt, stir gently. Inan accented cinema, hamid naficy offers an engaging overview of an important trendthe filmmaking of postcolonial, third world, and other displaced individuals living in the west. He has published nearly a dozen books some awardwinning and scores of book chapters and journal articles. His areas of research and teaching include these topics as well as documentary and ethnographic cinemas. Exilic and diasporic filmmaking p r i n c e t o n u n i v e r s i t y p r e s s. March 03, 2003 download 30 kb pdf from april 5 to august 3, 2003 the san francisco museum of art sfmoma will present reel sculpture. The averted gaze in iranian postrevolutionary cinema public. The skin of the film suggests important ways to extend film theory. Hamid naficy is one of the worlds leading authorities on iranian film, and a social history of iranian cinema is his magnum opus. See for instance hamid naficy autobiography film hollywood has confronted in various forms at least since the popularization of television in the 1950s blockbuster films, for instance, are catering to as many diverse constituencies as possible, confronting the problem of, as timothy corrigan puts it, an audience fragmented beyond any controllable identity. A revised introduction explaining the history and key concerns of cultural studies brings together important articles by leading thinkers to provide an essential guide to the development, key concerns, and future directions of cultural studies.192 202 1494 37 356 429 1102 798 962 5 1014 225 3 59 1590 641 8 204 930 1531 256 287 848 1499 335 722 445 1568 85 851 920 774 1098 611 462 1233 281 1307 1400