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Palestinian Cinema: A Guardian of Palestinian Identity, Doomed by Hope

Abyad, Abir
Format
Thesis/Dissertation; Online
Author
Abyad, Abir
Advisor
Hueckstedt, Robert
Abstract
This paper focuses on Palestinian cinema and the role that it has played in seeking to protect Palestinian identity. As a result of the failure of their national aspirations, Palestinians—now living under Israeli occupation—are suffering from discrimination and the threat of ethnic cleansing. In addressing transnational publics filmmakers seek to protect Palestinian identity from extinction. Directors of Palestinian films have utilized certain symbols, such as memory, land, weddings, and resistance, in an attempt to identify, highlight, and preserve a Palestinian identity through their films. Symbols have become a fundamental part of Palestinian films because of the authentic image that they project to a global audience. I analyze common themes and tools that were used to paint a distinctively Palestinian identity.
Language
English
Date Received
20170501
Published
University of Virginia, Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages and Cultures, MA (Master of Arts), 2017
Published Date
2017-05-01
Degree
MA (Master of Arts)
Collection
Libra ETD Repository
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