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Reform Cinema in IranFilm and Political Change in the Islamic Republic$
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Blake Atwood

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780231178174

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231178174.001.0001

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Revolutionary Cinema and the Logic of Reform

Revolutionary Cinema and the Logic of Reform

(p.1) Introduction Revolutionary Cinema and the Logic of Reform
Reform Cinema in Iran

Blake Atwood

Columbia University Press

Establishes reform as a cinematic category, the inheritor of revolutionary cinema in certain state-controlled cinemas. It surveys the contentious position of film in revolutionary discourse in Iran and connects "reform cinema" to the scholarship on Third Cinema and Post-Third Cinema aesthetics. This chapter also establishes Mohammad Khatami's professional career as an organizing scheme for the book and discusses the tenets most important to his political platform.

Keywords:   Reform Cinema, Iranian/Islamic Revolution, Mohammad Khatami, Civil Society, Dialogue Among Civilizations, Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance

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