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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (2 (92)): 119–147.
Published: 01 September 2016
... describe their profound grief; and each filmmaker includes herself either in the frame or in the voice-over of the film—sometimes in both. Despite their distinct aesthetic investments, these three films share common thematic preoccupations with gender-based violence and filmically constructed justice...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (2 (95)): 117–151.
Published: 01 September 2017
... surrounding these films rather than on their structure and the radical politics of the gaze they enact. Fat Girl depicts shocking and violent material as a means of critiquing the underlying structural violence that the director believes determines gendered power relations. Breillat's films have been...
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Camera Obscura (2024) 39 (1 (115)): 1–33.
Published: 01 May 2024
... in the Mexico-US border region in the context of transnational political activism. Edward.avila@mnsu.edu Copyright © 2024 by Camera Obscura 2024 necropolitics neoliberalism gendered violence labor exploitation territorial fragmentation ecocide transnational activism While...
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Camera Obscura (2023) 38 (3 (114)): 77–105.
Published: 01 December 2023
... a different movie than most authors. 10 How could that be? I was deeply moved and shaken by the film, particularly because of its ecstatic depiction of gender-fluid desire, bodies, and sex, and its interconnected examination of the psychic consequences of settler colonial violence—even if distanced...
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Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (3 (72)): 41–71.
Published: 01 December 2009
... argue that Or, My Treasure is a critical Mizrahi feminist film that exposes the hegemonic social gaze as a political mechanism of power and violence that terrorizes the Mizrahi female body. The ethnic, class, and gender oppression of the Mizrahi female subject creates a traumatic experience...
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Camera Obscura (2023) 38 (2 (113)): 119–143.
Published: 01 September 2023
... ways of addressing gender violence. The committee was composed of J. S. Verma, former chief justice of the Supreme Court; Gopal Subramanium, former solicitor general of India; and Justice Leila Seth, former judge of the High Court, who made a number of recommendations such as fast-tracking, changing...
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Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (3 (72)): 1–39.
Published: 01 December 2009
... in these films, Osterweil reads these texts as attempts to reconcile the trauma of interracial desire as represented in D. W. Griffith's Birth of a Nation (1915). Yet while these films superimpose their own utopian fantasies of interracial, intergenerational romance over the vision of racial violence “written...
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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (1 (103)): 109–137.
Published: 01 May 2020
... ethical questions around white imperial violence, the disposability of brown lives, and the current political shift of and toward white women in positions of intense power. The article argues that these two technologies of domination—visual culture that entertains its citizens and political practice...
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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (2 (107)): 33–63.
Published: 01 September 2021
...-hee knows “what's expected of a maid,” she offers a subtle warning on such gendered patterns of colonial violence. This warning is later confirmed by a colonial twist on the gothic convention of the “madwoman in the attic,” as defined by Sandra Gilbert and Susan Gubar, that reveals the mad housekeeper...
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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (2 (107)): 151–163.
Published: 01 September 2021
... of everyday encounters with the excesses of conspicuous consumption, the inequalities of gendered relations, and the disturbing encounters with state-mandated violence against other cultures, in particular the US invasion of Vietnam. Carolee Schneemann sound recording experimental music emergence...
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Camera Obscura (1999) 14 (3 (42)): 50–69.
Published: 01 September 1999
... privileged relation to commodities, as well as both implicitly and explicitly to the labor (and bodies) of Third World women workers, I go on to show how the film forwards the ends of the romance plot by gender• ing her within the context of her vulnerability to sexualized violence...
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Camera Obscura (2005) 20 (1 (58)): 107–147.
Published: 01 May 2005
... the film’s melodra- matic mode to problematize this oversimplified grand narrative of independence-through-partition, positing a form of collective memory that refuses to participate in the nationalist narrative’s exclusions or in its ways of obscuring the kinds of gender-based and communal violence...
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Camera Obscura (2022) 37 (2 (110)): 119–147.
Published: 01 September 2022
... attention. 34. Naiboglu's analysis of When We Leave is especially illuminating in this context. See Post-unification Turkish German Cinema , 5. 35. Beverly M. Weber, “Freedom from Violence, Freedom to Make the World: Muslim Women's Memoirs, Gendered Violence, and Voices for Change...
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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (3 (108)): 33–59.
Published: 01 December 2021
... consequences of the Peruvian armed conflict ( conflicto armado ) that took place during the 1980s and 1990s, tying that broader conflict to struggles of gender and sexuality. Specifically, the attack on Mia's body echoes the bloody violence that several travestis and gender-nonconforming people experienced...
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Camera Obscura (2022) 37 (1 (109)): 1–29.
Published: 01 May 2022
... in school and their other social environments. 49 These bleak realities might drive some Black girls to look to YouTube as a source of income instead of more traditional employment that relies on formal education and potentially becomes a site of further racialized and gendered violence. A more...
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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (1 (103)): 77–107.
Published: 01 May 2020
... and body, body and voice become separated. Red Wedding is thus turned into a space of gendered manifesta- tions embodied in acts of personal memory, which subverts it with collective overtones by using the masculine hegemonic discourse. Moreover, this reframing tames the past violence embedded...
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Camera Obscura (2023) 38 (1 (112)): 133–163.
Published: 01 May 2023
..., and Statecraft (New York: Columbia University Press, 2015); and Anne-Marie McManus, “Sentimental Terror Narratives: Gendering Violence, Dividing Sympathy,” Journal of Middle East Women's Studies 9, no. 2 (2013): 80 – 107. For a more populist reading, see Mia Bloom, Bombshell: Women and Terrorism...
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Camera Obscura (1991) 9 (3 (27)): 4–35.
Published: 01 September 1991
... focuses explicitly on naked, mutilated, and murdered female bodies, an emphasis that might seem the quintessence of misogyny. Such images bring together questions of gender, sexuality, and violence with issues of representation, a volatile convergence that has both fueled...
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Camera Obscura (2024) 39 (1 (115)): 191–217.
Published: 01 May 2024
... the series’ most radical gesture, as it counters most mainstream, liberal feminist depictions of sexual violence where subject positions, such as perpetrator/victim, are often reductively clear and overdetermined along the lines of gender difference, despite the complexity and murkiness of terms like...
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Camera Obscura (2004) 19 (2 (56)): 75–103.
Published: 01 September 2004
..., and power can be explored. Furthermore, because Hook and Eye: Violence and the Captive Gaze • 79 the principal gazer of The Cell, the ostensible hero of the film, is a woman, this gaze is implicated in, again to use one of de Lauretis’s useful terms, “technologies of gender.” De...