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Camera Obscura (2022) 37 (3 (111)): 1–29.
Published: 01 December 2022
..., which is part of a larger project on archive and memory in Iranian diasporas, is rather to query how the remix queers archival practices by shifting its focus from “the historical language of search and rescue” 6 that attempt to recuperate what Anjali Arondekar calls the archive's “truth effects...
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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 (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
... that both professional and romantic success remain elusive. And as a bisexual Iranian American, Akhavan is perfectly poised to explore the intersections of this millennial story. Always assumed to be constrained by personal experience, while expected to uphold the impersonal citation practices...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (2 (80)): 135–143.
Published: 01 September 2012
... LaBruce’s SkinFlick, in which a skinhead masturbates while reading Mein Kampf, the video depicts a young man masturbating to a picture that turns out to be Iranian presi- dent Mahmoud Ahmedinejad. AbuAsad’s video unapologetically confronts viewers with the desiring embodiment of an unsanitized...
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Camera Obscura (2003) 18 (3 (54)): 41–69.
Published: 01 December 2003
... of theater and French literature; Farah Dakhlallah, a Lebanese studying film at FEMIS in France; and Ghazel, who, as an established Iranian video artist, seemed an odd fit. While the participants in Transit Visa produced one-minute videos during the week, what is most fascinating about the project is its...