Arab cinema

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Alsayegh, Eelaf
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BA (Hons) in Film Studies
Dublin Business School
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Over the last few years, Arab cinemas have been seen as means of safeguarding Arab culture, religion and public norms. As argued out by Mansour and Anna (2012), films depend on precise cultural, political and social contexts to mirror and reflect contemporary attitudes, norms and moral values, while at the same time dramatizing the present societal issues. In the traditional society of Arab world, the link between culture and film is portrayed rather vividly. Traumatic effects of colonialism have played an integral role in cinematic production in the Arab nations. In particular, colonial intellectuals rejected the Egyptian culture and supported the imitation of their cultures.