AraBooks | Making Film in Egypt: How Labor, Technology, And Mediation Shape The Industry
The Department of Arabic Language and Cultures presents
AraBooks: Literature, politics, society and the arts from the Middle East and its diasporas
Making Film in Egypt: How Labor, Technology, And Mediation Shape The Industry (The American University in Cairo Press, 2021)
Associate Professor Chihab El Khachab (University of Oxford)
Chihab El Khachab is associate Professor in Visual Anthropology at the University of Oxford. His research focuses on Egyptian media production. He was educated at the University of Ottawa (BA) and the University of Oxford (DPhil). He has broader interests in cinema, labour, technology, bureaucracy, humour, and social theory.
Making Film in Egypt provides a fascinating glimpse into the lived reality of commercial film production in today’s Cairo, with an emphasis on labor hierarchies, production practices, and the recent transition to digital technologies. Drawing on in-depth interviews and participant observation among production workers, on-set technicians, and artistic crew members, Chihab El Khachab sets out to answer a simple question: how do filmmakers deal with the unpredictable future of their films?
Date: Wednesday 6 April, 2022
Time: 12:00pm (Sydney time/AEDT)
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AraBooks is a seminar series curated by the Department of Arabic Language and Cultures. It hosts a series of talks by scholars, writers and artists whose scholarship and artistic productions focus on the Arab World, the Middle East and its diasporas. Each semester we explore a thread through the discussion of a series of books and in conversation with their authors.
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