Al-Raida Journal: Arab Women and Cinema


No. 86-87, Summer–Fall 1999

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Table of Contents

Section Page
Editorial 2
Opinion 4
Research 5
Quote/Unquote 6
News Briefs 7
IWSAW News 8
File
Introduction to the File 9
Women’s Role in and Contribution to Lebanese Cinema
Mohammad Soueid
10
Women, National Liberation, and Melodrama in Arab Countries
Viola Shafiq
12
Questionnaire for Women Film and Video Makers
Akram Zaatari and Myriam Sfeir
19
Post-Third Worldist Culture: Gender, Nation and Diaspora in Middle Eastern FilmlVideo
Ella Habiba Shohat
23
Farewell to Tahia
Edward W. Said
34
Cinema as a Political Practice
Nadine Saliba
37
Who is the Prettiest One of All?
Dina Dabbous-Sensenig
40
Ana Hourra: A Case Study
Zeina O. El Abed
48
Special Features
Report: Film Festivals
Myriam Sfeir
56
Interview with the First Female Film Distributor in Lebanon
Myriam Sfeir
58
Interview with Assad Fouladkar
Myriam Sfeir
61
Book Review
Two Palestinian Documentaries
Fedwa Lababidi
62
Our Heedless Wars
Lynn Maalouf
64