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dc.contributor.authorMcVeigh, Margaret
dc.contributor.authorMcVeigh, Kathryn
dc.contributor.editorRouxel, Mathilde
dc.contributor.editorVan der Pier, Stephanie
dc.description.abstractThis chapter considers the narrative and aesthetic decisions FrancoLebanese writer/director, war correspondent and documentary filmmaker, Jocelyne Saab, faced in writing and making the feature film Dunia (Kiss Me Not on the Eyes) (2005). Dunia was a ‘reinvention’ and exploration of many real issues facing Arab women at the time. The film took writer/director Saab seven years to make, was filmed in Egypt and produced in Egypt, France, Libya and Morocco, and was selected in competition for the Sundance Film Festival. Confronted with stark issues facing women in then-contemporary Egypt, documentary filmmaker Saab, no longer able to consider making stories with real images about Middle Eastern conflicts, turned to the fictional world of feature film. In Dunia, Saab deploys metaphor and experimental narrative techniques to blend truth and reality in creating the story of Dunia, a young Egyptian student of dance and poetry whose journey to ‘free her body and dance with her soul’ resonates with cultural meaning.
dc.publisherEdinburgh University Press
dc.relation.ispartofbooktitleReFocus: The Films of Jocelyne SaabFilms, Artworks and Cultural Events for the Arab World
dc.subject.fieldofresearchScreen and digital media
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCinema studies
dc.title"Talking about Something much Larger": Script Development and Creating Metaphor and Meaning in Jocelyne Saab’s Dunia (2005)
dc.typeBook chapter
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dcterms.bibliographicCitationMcVeigh, M; McVeigh, K, "Talking about Something much Larger": Script Development and Creating Metaphor and Meaning in Jocelyne Saab’s Dunia (2005), ReFocus: The Films of Jocelyne Saab: Films, Artworks and Cultural Events for the Arab World, 2021, pp. 159-173
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gro.griffith.authorMcVeigh, Margaret M.

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