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Camera Obscura (2023) 38 (2 (113)): 119–143.
Published: 01 September 2023
..., who similarly became the subject of news stories, films, performances, and a TV series. It examines the BBC's commissioned documentary film India's Daughter (dir. Leslee Udwin, 2015) as an example of how the aesthetics of realism can sensationalize sexual assault, engender a spectatorial complicity...
Published: 01 September 2023
Figure 1. India's Daughter (dir. Leslee Udwin, UK, 2015). Courtesy of Women Make Movies More
Published: 01 September 2023
Figure 2. India's Daughter (dir. Leslee Udwin, UK, 2015). Courtesy of Women Make Movies More
Published: 01 September 2023
Figure 3. India's Daughter (dir. Leslee Udwin, UK, 2015). Courtesy of Women Make Movies More
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (2 (92)): 119–147.
Published: 01 September 2016
... and Zana Briski, US, 2004), The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo (dir. Lisa Jackson, US, 2007), and India’s Daughter (dir. Leslee Udwin, UK and India, 2015).17 Following Gayatri Chakravorty Spi- vak’s characterization of colonialism’s skewed gender dynamics as “white men saving brown women from...
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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (3 (105)): iv–29.
Published: 01 December 2020
... s daughter, with some references to her as Kanchanbala. Here I use the name Sashibala for consistency, based on another photograph that Satyarani Chadha shares with the viewer in the documentary film Unlimited Girls (dir. Paromita Vohra, India, 2002). 24. For coverage of Chadha s life and her...
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Camera Obscura (1996) 13 (3 (39)): 77–103.
Published: 01 September 1996
... with an ancient yarn about an old lady who goes to Paris with her daughter in 1880. They go to a hotel and the mother is taken ill. They call a doctor who tells the girl that her mother needs a certain kind of medicine, and they can send her to the other end of Paris in a horse drawn cab. Four hours...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (1 (85)): 5–31.
Published: 01 May 2014
... and instigating acts of violence (In a Better World), or a dying man’s plans force the protagonist to confront a daughter he never knew existed (After the Wedding). It is men who undergo the most extreme challenges and emotional transformations in Bier’s films, securing the status of these films as male...
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Camera Obscura (1983) 4 (2 (11)): 60–71.
Published: 01 September 1983
...Linda Reisman © 1983 by Camera Obscura 1983 DaughtersofChaos (Marjorie Keller, 1979) Personal Film / Feminist Film Linda Reisman 1. With [Daughters ofChaos] [Keller] is established as a major filmmaker, perhaps the only major...
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Camera Obscura (1990) 8 (3 (24)): 46–63.
Published: 01 September 1990
... “Flaubert, Roussel, the imaginary, their mothers . . . ,” Fagin/ the narrator says. “Ah, yes, the mothers, the daughters, the wom- en . . . ,’J I say. “The writing causes me to struggle, like a beast of burden,” the male narrator says. “The writing causes me to struggle...
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Camera Obscura (1980) 2 (3 (6)): 6–41.
Published: 01 December 1980
... of the fantasy and of the complexity of the desire it stages. Returning to Laplanche and Pontalis and to the fantasy of seduction of the hysteric, . . . “A father seduces a daughter” might perhaps be the summarized version of the seduction fantasy. The indication here of the primary process...
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Camera Obscura (1993) 11 (1 (31)): 4–25.
Published: 01 May 1993
..., Aladdin’s rival for the hand of the Sultan’s daughter, Princess Ja~mineAladdin is turned out in “native dress”-though at first it is not clear to what land he is native. Soon it is evident that he is a 6 thinly disguised American entrepreneur: he meets Jasmine, his Arab future wife...
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Camera Obscura (1995) 12 (2 (35)): 158–184.
Published: 01 May 1995
... together, a daughter, Aimee, who had died. Hue San speaks to Colleen in French. "What is she saying?" "She wants to know if she is still beautiful." Colleen comforts Hue San literally as though she were her own mother, and speaks to her about her past in the US: "Yes, you are so...
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Camera Obscura (1989) 7 (2-3 (20-21)): 160–165.
Published: 01 December 1989
... two intelligent parents who hadn’t had the chance to study although they both wanted to. So their three daughters had to study. Although our parents soon felt left behind in intellectual development, they taught us commitment to politically important questions. Yet, in order to do something...
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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (3 (108)): 33–59.
Published: 01 December 2021
... of the film centers on the bond between a travesti mother and her missing travesti daughter. That is why in Loxoro , travesti tears abound. This article raises the following questions: If Loxoro is a language for abandoned and wounded lovers in contexts of dispossession and violence, can travesti tears play...
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Camera Obscura (2004) 19 (3 (57)): 23–55.
Published: 01 December 2004
... relinquish in the movement out of the oedipal moment. Melodra- mas often focus on the conflicts between mothers and daughters.24 While the threat this closeness poses to heterosexual attachments can be viewed as subversive, the patriarchal contextualization often figures the mother as possessive...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (3 (81)): 149–157.
Published: 01 December 2012
... intersection with the narrative of her host fam- ily’s barely teenage daughter, Kolt (India Ennenga). Despite her efforts to muster edgling seductive powers, Kolt cannot secure the attention of her father’s hunky twenty- something assistant, who is interested in the more age- appropriate Martine. Mean...
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Camera Obscura (2022) 37 (3 (111)): 1–29.
Published: 01 December 2022
... Figure 2. Three photographs of ‘Ismat, mid-/late nineteenth- century, Golestan Collection, Institute for Iranian Contemporary Historical Studies. Inscription in the left photograph reads, “Deceased ‘Ismat al-Dawlah, elder daughter of Nasir al-Din Shah, wife of deceased Dust Muhammad Khan Mu‘ayyir al...
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Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (3 (72)): 111–151.
Published: 01 December 2009
...: Feminist Scholarship and Colonial Discourse,” Feminist Review 30 (1988): 30–44. 4. “It would consist of educated men’s daughters working in their own class — how indeed can they work in any other?” Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own (London: Harcourt Brace  Jovanovich, 1929...
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Camera Obscura (2006) 21 (2 (62)): 32–73.
Published: 01 September 2006
... a means to turn the organ trade to their advantage and thus allow them to escape to their desired destinations (mostly) in one piece. For Okwe, this means returning to Nigeria to reconnect with his daughter; Senay embarks for New York, where she plans to live with her cousin and start a new life...