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Camera Obscura (2000) 15 (1 (43)): 163–191.
Published: 01 May 2000
... 43-5, 162-191 6/7/00 11:56 AM Page 163 Bahram Bayzai’s Maybe . . . Some Other Time: The un-Present-able Iran Negar Mottahedeh In a paper given in Paris and published in Iran-nameh’s special...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (1 (94)): 1–31.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Sara Saljoughi This article examines the problem of collectivity in Forugh Farrokhzad's The House Is Black ( Khaneh siah ast , Iran, 1962), an experimental film set in a leper colony in northwestern Iran. Focusing on the film's experiments with form, the article explores how the development of new...
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Camera Obscura (2018) 33 (1 (97)): 57–81.
Published: 01 May 2018
... the film sound theorist Michel Chion calls the acousmêtre , or the acousmatic voice. By bringing together Chion, Lacan, and feminist film theory, the article analyzes the acousmatization of the male voice in Gabbeh (dir. Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Iran/France, 1996) and Banoo-ye ordibehesht ( The May Lady , dir...
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Camera Obscura (2022) 37 (3 (111)): 1–29.
Published: 01 December 2022
...Nazli Akhtari Abstract This article reveals how engagements with the photographic archives of premodern Iran and the Persian carpet break open transtemporal, affective, and queer interplays in diaspora. Examining a digital remix of a photograph of a Qajar princess, ‘Ismat al-Dowlah, from...
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Camera Obscura (2005) 20 (2 (59)): 1–33.
Published: 01 September 2005
... is currently completing a monograph on the representation of Arab/Muslim women in contemporary literature and visual media. A rare glimpse of Tahereh’s face in Through the Olive Trees (Zire darakhatan zeyton) (dir. Abbas Kiarostami, France/ Iran, 1994). Courtesy Artifi cial Eye Women in a Widening Frame...
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Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (2 (71)): 43–75.
Published: 01 September 2009
... documentaries frequently focus on women and children in not only the United Kingdom but also in cultures as diverse as Japan, Iran, and nations in Africa. This essay explores four of her most well-known recent documentaries, Divorce Iranian Style (1998) and Runaway (2001), both made in Tehran and codirected...
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Camera Obscura (2007) 22 (1 (64)): 1–41.
Published: 01 May 2007
...). The Day I Became a Woman (dir. Marziyeh Meshkini, Iran, 2000) Allegory and the Aesthetics of Becoming-Woman in Marziyeh Meshkini’s The Day I Became a Woman Michelle Langford Why should I stop, why? The birds have gone off to find water ways the horizon is vertical and moving...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (2 (77)): 91–121.
Published: 01 September 2011
... to Iranian cinema, since this subject has garnered significant attention within the Western academic canon. In his seminal essay, “Veiled Visions/Powerful Presences: Women in Post- revolutionary Iranian Cinema,” Hamid Naficy argues that the insti- tutionalization of modesty in Iran, as formulated...
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Camera Obscura (2022) 37 (3 (111)): 145–177.
Published: 01 December 2022
...), the Instagram account @everyoutfitonsatc popularizing the ironic hashtag #wokecharlotte, and a scene in Maryam Keshavarz's Circumstance (France/US/Iran, 2011) in which four Iranian teenagers dub the show into Farsi for a prohibited underground black-market double bill with Gus van Sant's gay biopic Milk (US...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (3 (81)): 149–157.
Published: 01 December 2012
... Green’s Gun Hill Road (US, Maryam Keshavarz’s Circumstance (France/ US/Iran, Over the past ve years, there has been a marked increase in the number of independent lms by people of color, many of which centrally engage sexuality and have premiered at various festivals across the US...
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Camera Obscura (2023) 38 (3 (114)): 203–212.
Published: 01 December 2023
... challenging society.” 3 She was born in Afghanistan in 1985, raised in Iran, and received her PhD from the Film and Television Faculty of the Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Bratislava, Slovakia. In 2012 Karimi returned to Afghanistan and contributed to establishing Kapila Multimedia House...
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Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (3 (72)): 111–151.
Published: 01 December 2009
... in the mid-sixties, the company established regional construction subsidiaries that gradually spread to all of France. After being listed on the Paris stock exchange in 1970, the company began international operations with construction projects in Iran. Two years later, it established...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (2 (92)): 119–147.
Published: 01 September 2016
... Longinotto, both Patricia White and Belinda Smaill grapple with the related questions of transla- tion and cultural difference that structure the British filmmak- 128  •  Camera Obscura er’s work on women’s political and social struggles in Iran, Africa...
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Camera Obscura (2001) 15 (3 (45)): 195–225.
Published: 01 December 2001
..., discussions of alien abduction moved into mainstream media in a pronounced way in 1987, the year of Black Monday, the Iran-Contra scandals, and, perhaps most pertinently, a ris- 06-Burns.sh 194-225=32pg 4/18/01 4:03 PM Page 207...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (3 (93)): 99–131.
Published: 01 December 2016
... as inherently dem- ocratic, now reprised in a form that promises collective, rather than individual, empowerment. The use of the phrase “Twitter revolu- tion” to describe the recent antigovernment protests in Moldova, Iran, and Turkey and the overturning of repressive regimes in Tunisia and Egypt...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (1 (82)): 69–101.
Published: 01 May 2013
... and Veiled Sister: Islamic Fundamentalism and the Politics of Patriarchy in Iran (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2005), 60 – 61. 29. Nguyen Ngac and Nguyen Van Luan, Un siecle d’histoire de la robe des Vietnamiennes (Saigon: Direction des Affaires Culturelles...
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Camera Obscura (1997) 14 (1-2 (40-41)): 75–102.
Published: 01 May 1997
..., or radiation experiments on terminal patients, Watergate, Iran-Contra, Roswell, the Tuskegee experiments? Where will it end?” Including Roswell, the supposed site of a UFO crash in 1947, in this list blurs distinctions between truth and fiction, real and hypothesized cover-ups, and provokes the only...
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Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (2 (71)): 1–41.
Published: 01 September 2009
... pioneering work on the history of ornament, the art historian Alois Riegl writes of the “enormous resistance to making ‘mere ornament’ the basic theme of a more ambitious historical study.”67 His research draws heavily on the work of archaeologists in Egypt, 24  •  Camera Obscura Iran...