Israeli women's documentaries 1988-2004 : politics, strategies, aesthetics
Gold, Gali 2007. Israeli women's documentaries 1988-2004 : politics, strategies, aesthetics. PhD Thesis University of East London School of Arts and Digital Industries
Until the late 1980s, films made by women were a rarity in Israeli cinema. However, during the 1990s women became a significant part of the prosperous scene of documentary filmmaking. While Israeli features have gained critical attention within academia and have become the focus of some cutting-edge research on Israeli culture, Israeli documentaries, and the proliferation of women who make film within this mode, remain a theoretical lacuna to this day.
Through detailed readings of key films and reference to many others, I identify the thematic, ideological, formal and aesthetic characteristics of this body of
This thesis argues that since the 1990s, women's documentaries have emerged as a site for the cultural expression of alternative notions of subjectivity, collectivity, and engagement with historical reality. The novelty and transgression of these alternative configurations is argued for through positioning these cultural productions in the particular spatio-temporal conjunction of Israel/Palestine and in relation to the
|Israeli cinema; Israeli documentaries made by women; Feminist film theory
|Publication process dates
|16 Jan 2014
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