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Cinema: Representations in Commercial Films: Lebanon
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Introduction: historical overview

The civil war remains the predominant topic in most cinematic productions from Lebanon. It could even be argued that a so-called “national” character of this cinema only began to emerge in the wake of the outbreak of the conflict in 1975. Prior to that, the Lebanese cinema industry was largely influenced by its Egyptian counterpart: it adopted an enterta…

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Hamdar, Abir, “Cinema: Representations in Commercial Films: Lebanon”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 25 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0677>
First published online: 2010

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