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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2018) 14 (1): 78–82.
Published: 01 March 2018
... her emotional and physical dependence on Kosrow. While Maryam in Lantouri forgives her attacker, Kosrow calls Hana the devil, blames her for the death of his wife, and asks for her to be put to death. Overall, these festival films convey how Iranian daughters, wives, and lovers are contentious...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2010) 6 (2): 86–114.
Published: 01 July 2010
... enthusiasts have generally treated it as a universal dance for women. I examine the interplay between these claims through performances in Syrian-Lebanese country clubs, a Brazilian belly dance festival, and the Brazilian Orientalist soap opera, O Clone (The Clone). As contractors, folk dancers, or spectators...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2018) 14 (1): 86–88.
Published: 01 March 2018
... practicing in several other dance disciplines. There is a small but active contemporary dance community and several festivals, such as the Ramallah Contemporary Dance Festival (Palestine), Beirut International Platform of Dance (Lebanon), and the Dancing on the Edge Festival (the Netherlands), that showcase...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2015) 11 (1): 104–107.
Published: 01 March 2015
... the Iraqi 35 mm Workshop Short Films. All of them feature themes of childhood and star Baghdadi children, some of whom live in an orphanage featured in the full-length documentary In My Mother’s Arms (dir. Mohamed Al-Daradji and Atia Al-Daradji, 2011), screened at the Arab Film Festival Texas as...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2018) 14 (2): 242–245.
Published: 01 July 2018
... festivals in various countries. We had heartening responses from audiences and engaging Q&A sessions and press interviews. The film won eleven awards, including the Human Rights Award at the Sarajevo Film Festival and the Silver Hugo at the Chicago Film Festival. I believe in the power of...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2018) 14 (2): 246–251.
Published: 01 July 2018
.../05/why-they-died/civilian-casualties-lebanon-during-2006-war . Keslassy Elsa . 2017 . “ Wonder Woman Pulled from Festival in Algeria .” Variety , June 6 . variety.com/2017/film/global/wonder-woman-pulled-festival-algeria-1202455233 . Livingstone Josephine . 2017 . “ Wonder...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2015) 11 (1): 1–2.
Published: 01 March 2015
... artist Hayv Kahraman has graciously provided work from her vast oeuvre, which has been exhibited around the world. In addition to the Book Reviews section, we added a Review Essays section for short pieces that examine film festivals, scholarly panels, workshops, and conferences related to the aims...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2015) 11 (3): 346–348.
Published: 01 November 2015
... cultural centers, funding of festivals, support of the arts, and Beirut’s hosting of the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie summit in 2002, which underlines Beirut’s “identification as one of the global locations where France’s colonial linguistic policies took hold and had a deep effect” (233...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2012) 8 (2): 105–107.
Published: 01 July 2012
... the practice of tilawa in Indonesia: Islamic boarding schools, Islamic universities, and religious festivals and competitions that feature Qur’anic recitation. Tilawa practice both departs from Arab recitation practices, which 106  mn  Journal of Middle East women’s studies  8:2 tend...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2009) 5 (3): 36–53.
Published: 01 November 2009
... marriage for poor young men and their families, without which they could not aff ord to marry at all. Another reason for the success of the group wedding is the cycle of collective joy and festivity it creates amid a grim political situation full of long days of mourning, sadness...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2014) 10 (2): 80–106.
Published: 01 July 2014
...- Bmentary footage and newsreels that reenact the struggle over Algiers during Algeria’s war of independence (1954-62). Bataille d’Alger took the Grand Prize at Venice Film Festival in 1966, amid a torrent of ac- cusations—no doubt correct—that the festival committee was politically...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2018) 14 (1): 104–108.
Published: 01 March 2018
... contracting from an overseas empire to a nation confined to its hexagonal European borders. Following Algeria’s civil war (1992–2004), the processions up the mountain by Algeria’s minuscule population of Catholic European settlers ceased. The festival day was moved inside the Oran Catholic church...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2017) 13 (3): 416–437.
Published: 01 November 2017
... , March 23 . tinyurl.com/j33evkl . DeBano Wendy S. 2005 . “ Enveloping Music in Gender, Nation, and Islam: Women’s Music Festivals in Post-revolutionary Iran .” Iranian Studies 38 , no. 3 : 441 – 62 . DeBano Wendy S. 2009 . “ Singing against Silence: Celebrating Women and...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2014) 10 (1): 41–52.
Published: 01 March 2014
...   Identities: The Nineteen-Seventies, Part II—“Bad Girls,” UCLA Wight   Gallery Docents, February 7, 1994. Official Observer, Los Angeles Festival, Conference on Acts of Commit-   ment/Arts of Change, January 14-16, 1994. Lecturer, UCLA Wight Gallery Docents on Feminist Theory and Art—   Visualizing...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2006) 2 (2): 35–59.
Published: 01 July 2006
... of the most established filmmakers, won the 2000 Cannes Jury Prize for Blackboards, which recounts the trials of two traveling teachers in Kurdistan. Marzieh Mashkini won a prize at the Toronto Film Festival for The Day I Became a Woman, an eloquent rendering of the lives of three...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2007) 3 (2): 56–85.
Published: 01 July 2007
... permission for the wedding to be held, on condition that he be invited to the festivities, Abu ‘Adil ac- cepts the deal in the spirit of traditional Arab hospitality, welcoming him to the wedding and insisting that he remain until its end. However, the opening scene also makes clear that...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2013) 9 (3): 108–135.
Published: 01 November 2013
..., not exceptional. In March 2007, on a Thursday night (the Saudi equivalent of Sat- urday night, as the weekend is on Thursday and Friday), a twenty-one- year-old student, Tahani, invited me to visit Riyadh’s municipal flower festival, one of the few public events in the capital. Tahani lives...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2016) 12 (2): 166–180.
Published: 01 July 2016
... their apartments, or at a shop owned by a friend. Indeed, some of the most telling examples of festive transgression that I encountered took place at private homes. Consumption of alcohol or watching pornographic movies happened most of the time at someone’s home, although weddings are also known as...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2011) 7 (3): 98–112.
Published: 01 November 2011
.... The film festival attracted around 1,500 viewers over the course of seven days and introduced issues of sexuality and gen- der identity. By the end of 2001, these groups began to tackle the issue of sexual liberation. Mobilization against the World Trade Organization meeting in...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2017) 13 (1): 154–167.
Published: 01 March 2017
... between 2014 and 2015. 32 In October 2014 the Ministry of Interior deployed a new anti–sexual harassment women’s police force during the ʿEid Al Adha festivities (Hassanein 2014 ). However, this unit has been criticized by anti–sexual harassment activists for being ineffective against sexual harassers...