Documentary Cinema in Israel-Palestine: Performance, the Body, the Home (Hardcover)

Documentary Cinema in Israel-Palestine: Performance, the Body, the Home By Shirly Bahar Cover Image
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Alongside the upsurge in violence that came with the downfall of the Oslo era in the early 2000s, a new wave of documentaries emerged that centered on Palestinians' and Mizrahim's (Jews of Middle Eastern origins) historical and lived experiences of pain and oppression across Israel-Palestine and beyond. The documentaries challenge the systemic removal of self-represented Palestinian and Mizrahi pain from mainstream media and the public realm dominated by Israel. .

This book explores how Palestinians and Mizrahim perform their long endured pain on screen. Analysing key documentary films from the first decade of the 2000s, Shirly Bahar offers a nuanced reading of the cinematic documentary corpus emerging from Israel-Palestine, as well Palestinians' and Mizrahim's different and unequal yet interrelated forms of oppression and racialization under Israeli rule. While pain sets them apart, the documentary representations of pain of Palestinians and Mizrahim invite us to consider reconnection by focusing on the very relational nature of pain.

About the Author

Shirly Bahar teaches in the School of Visual Arts at Columbia University in New York, USA, and is the co-director of the Tzedek Lab network. She received her PhD from New York University's Hebrew and Judaic Studies Department.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781838606824
ISBN-10: 1838606823
Publisher: I. B. Tauris & Company
Publication Date: July 29th, 2021
Pages: 248
Language: English