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Central Asian Cinemas: The Complete Companion

Central Asian Cinemas: The Complete Companion

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"Central Asian Cinemas" is the first comprehensive and up-to-date companion to Central Asian film from its origins to the present day. International specialists on the cinema of the region combine serious scholarly study with practical accessibility to construct an historical narrative, discuss aspects of film production, and consider the impact of film. They also give a deeper understanding of Central Asian culture, one that is invaluable with the economic emergence of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyszstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. The first section is a broad history of the film industry and distinct phases of the post-Soviet film experience. The second includes incisive pieces explaining early film institutions and themes, the impact of the Second World War, expressions of identity and protest during the Soviet era, and regional variations of post-Soviet filmmaking. The final section comprises biographic and filmographic entries on the principle figures of Central Asian cinema, providing scholars and filmgoers with a valuable reference.

Author Info

Michael Rouland is a historian of Russia and Central Asia. He has published widely on music, cinema, and national identity. He has taught at Stanford and Miami Universities and is currently a visiting scholar and lecturer at Georgetown University. Gulnara Abikeyeva is the artistic director of the International Eurasia Film Festival and an author of five books about cinematography of Kazakhstan and Central Asia. She is a member of the FIPRESCI (International Federation of the Cinema Critics) and NETPAC (Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema.

Bibliographic Info

Imprint: I.B.Tauris
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd

Hardback
ISBN: 9781845119003
Publication Date: 29 Oct 2011
Number of Pages: 272
Height: 234
Width: 156
Illustrations: 26 integrated b/w illustrations

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