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Camera Obscura (2003) 18 (1 (52)): 1–33.
Published: 01 May 2003
... and narrative impersonation in cinema and literature. Solly comes out as a Jew to Leni’s mother. Courtesy Photofest The Jewish Closet in Europa, Europa Ruth D. Johnston This essay will explore the representation of the Jewish closet in Agnieszka Holland’s Europa, Europa [Hitlerjunge Salomon...
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Camera Obscura (2019) 34 (1 (100)): 99–111.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Maureen Turim Chantal Akerman’s 2004 art installation Marcher à côté de ses lacets dans un frigidaire vide ( Walking Next to One’s Shoelaces in an Empty Fridge ) explores Akerman’s multigenerational family history as Jewish survivors of the Shoah. The installation is spatially configured so...
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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (2 (107)): 99–125.
Published: 01 September 2021
...Szidonia Haragos Abstract László Nemes's 2015 production, Son of Saul ( Saul fia ), is one of the most critically acclaimed Holocaust movies to date. The film disrupts canonical notions of visual representation of the special squads of Jewish inmates, or Sonderkommando, forced to work...
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Camera Obscura (2019) 34 (1 (100)): 75–89.
Published: 01 May 2019
.... The format is derived from writer Georges Perec, and the essay connects these artists through their experiences as Holocaust survivors or children of survivors. Touching on Akerman’s Jewish heritage, her early success with the film Jeanne Dielman: 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (Belgium/France, 1975...
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Camera Obscura (2019) 34 (2): 103–131.
Published: 01 September 2019
... not a revolutionary in the tradition of Luxemburg, the German-Jewish political thinker Arendt is an interesting choice for a left-leaning, post-Holocaust German woman director. Yet Arendt presents a paradox for feminists due to the contradictions embedded in her works and public pronouncements. The article examines...
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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (3 (108)): 61–83.
Published: 01 December 2021
... to social issues. In reconstructing Hirszbein's professional biography, the text combines different sources such as press reports, film reviews, photographs from the collection of the Polish National Film Archive (FINA), and data collected by the Institute of Jewish History in Warsaw...
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Camera Obscura (2022) 37 (2 (110)): 119–147.
Published: 01 September 2022
...Olivia Landry Abstract The 2020 Netflix drama series Unorthodox draws on tropes from a vexed archive of transcultural cinema, in particular Turkish German cinema. Through the frame of the captivity narrative, this essay examines how the series about a young Hasidic Jewish woman who escapes her...
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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (1 (106)): 87–107.
Published: 01 May 2021
...Sandy Flitterman-Lewis Abstract Agnès Varda's 2007 installation Les Justes au Panthéon ( The Righteous at the Pantheon , France) honored the many French “Righteous” who saved Jewish children during World War II in a ceremony commemorating their heroic actions with the placement of a plaque...
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Camera Obscura (2003) 18 (1 (52)): 35–83.
Published: 01 May 2003
...Alisa Lebow Camera Obscura 2003 Alisa Lebow is assistant professor of Film Studies at Bilgi University in Istanbul. This article forms part of a chapter of her manuscript, “First Person Jewish: Automythography in Contemporary Jewish Documentary Film,” which is currently being revised...
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Camera Obscura (2007) 22 (3 (66)): 129–167.
Published: 01 December 2007
...Alisa Lebow Camera Obscura 2007 Alisa Lebow teaches film studies and video production at Brunel University in London. Her book, First Person Jewish , on Jewish autobiographical film, is forthcoming in 2008. As a filmmaker her work includes For the Record: The World Tribunal on Iraq...
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Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (3 (72)): 41–71.
Published: 01 December 2009
... and the tribulations of the  Jewish victim, the Israeli collective has remem- bered and related its stories, bound its members together, and pro- vided them with a feeling of a common fate and a shared sense of nationhood. The Holocaust, with its millions of victims and hun- dreds of thousands of  Jewish...
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Camera Obscura (2001) 15 (3 (45)): 71–113.
Published: 01 December 2001
... 1942 case history to the 1962 film script, Kramer further hoped to achieve “greater explosive qualities through the switch” of the analyst’s ethnicity from Jewish to African American.4 Because of this change, the film’s script also is exceptionally revealing of ten...
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Camera Obscura (1999) 14 (3 (42)): 50–69.
Published: 01 September 1999
... protagonist's consumer identity is further complicated (albeit not in ways that are immediately or easily readable) by its coding of Cher as Jewish. Cher's Jewishness is signified both explicitly, through her possession of a recognizably Jewish last name," and more subtly, through...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (3 (84)): 1–31.
Published: 01 December 2013
... as one might do with figure and ground. Route 3: Ethnicity It is well known that Deren’s status as a Jew was a matter of consid- erable ambivalence for her. She was born to an unusually urban, educated, and wealthy Ukrainian Jewish family in Kiev. Deren’s writings reveal...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (2 (80)): 155–160.
Published: 01 September 2012
... atop Ashraf. The dominant male, he is both the enemy and the caregiver of the subjugated Palestinian. Subsequently, Noam fash- ions a plot to allow his lover to integrate into the fabric of his life. He devises a false Jewish identity for Ashraf in Tel Aviv so that he may live his life...
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Camera Obscura (1990) 8 (1 (22)): 159–166.
Published: 01 January 1990
... relationships between European and American Jewish history as they intersect with the filmmakers’ personal histories. Goodstein’s documentary, Voices From the Attic (1988, USA), traces the director’s 1987 trip to an attic in a small town in Poland where her mother, aunts, uncles, and grandparents hid...
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Camera Obscura (2001) 16 (1 (46)): 99–141.
Published: 01 May 2001
...- ples of women’s victimization, even if those women were primarily non-Jewish Germans at the end of World War II. 04-McCormick.sh 5/29/01 12:39 PM Page 102 102 • Camera Obscura In any case, the controversy sparked by the film was only...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (1 (88)): 185–195.
Published: 01 May 2015
... –  And many feature Jews as well, although they are highly assimilated Jews whose muted Jewish mannerisms can be read by some and mocked by others. Bravo’s main executives are predominantly Jewish, as are its stars Lewis, Zoe, and Frankel and some of the other members of the Real Housewives franchise...
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Camera Obscura (1996) 13 (1 (37)): 187–237.
Published: 01 January 1996
...: neither Christian nor Jewish: HEATHEN 2: of or relating to races or large groups of people classed according to common traits and customs. genre n [F, fr. MF genre kind, gender-more at GENDER] 1: KIND, SORT 2a: paintings that depict scenes or events from...
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Camera Obscura (1991) 9 (3 (27)): 76–87.
Published: 01 September 1991
... the neighborhood) can read the plaques Christian Boltanski has mounted on the walls which now face the courtyard. The 24 memorials note the former dwellers’ names, professions, and dates of occupancy during the Nazi period. According to Boltanski’s documents, the many Jewish...