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Maghrebs in Motion: North African Cinema in Nine Movements

Suzanne Gauch


This book analyzes nine key films and film cycles from Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia made in the twenty-five years leading up to the Arab Spring. This study shows how each film draws on diverse cinematic and sociopolitical legacies to prefigure and capture the shifts of perception and relation that so stunned onlookers worldwide when nonideological protests in Tunisia overthrew the long-standing autocratic government. These films, directed by Farida Benlyazid, Mohamed Chouikh, Nacer Khemir, Nabil Ayouch, Lyès Salem, Nadia El Fani, Tariq Teguia, Faouzi Bensaidi, and Nejib Belkadhi, reimagine th ... More

Keywords: Algerian cinema, Moroccan cinema, Tunisian cinema, Maghreb, Arab Spring, mobility, motion, political cinema, genre film, social realism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780190262570
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190262570.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Suzanne Gauch, author
Associate Professor of English, Temple University