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Naficy, 2000. Social Research 67(2):559-576

Veiled Voice and Vision in Iranian Cinema: The Evolution of Rakhshan Banietemad's Films
Hamid Naficy

Social Research: An International Quarterly
Iran Since the Revolution
Arien Mack, Editor

Volume 67, No. 2 (Summer 2000): 559-576

ABSTRACT: This article discusses the history of the principles of modesty as practiced in the Iranian cinema. It also provides an account of the institutionalization and evolution of these principles in cinema as offered in the context of the emergence of women film makers, particularly that of Raskhshan Banietemad. What is unique is the inscription of modesty rules and what is unexpected is that more women feature film directors emerged in a single decade after the revolution than in all the preceding eight decades of film making, and this in a patriarchal and traditional society, which is ruled by an Islamist ideology that is highly suspicious of the corruptive influence of cinema on women and of women on cinema....
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