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Issue Details: First known date: 2009... 2009 Lebanese Muslims Speak Back : Two Films by Tom Zubrycki
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'A discussion of the representation of Lebanese Muslims in Australian media, with a focus on two films by documentary maker Tom Zubrycki: 'Billal' and 'Temple of Dreams'.'


  • Epigraph:

    It's probably wrong calling it a Lebanese diaspora, that's too generous and not a very useful term. This is a mixture of Australian Lebanese, Islamic - it's a particular community and a particular expression in Australia. The expression has as much to do with the prevailing political climate as anything else. (Zubrycki 2008)

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    y separately published work icon Diasporas of Australian Cinema Catherine Simpson (editor), Renata Murawska (editor), Anthony Lambert (editor), Bristol : Intellect , 2009 Z1762587 2009 anthology criticism (taught in 1 units) 'Diasporas of Australian Cinema is the first volume of essays to focus on diasporic hybridity and cultural diversity in Australian film-making over the past century. Topics include, post-war documentaries and migration, Asian-Australian subjectivity, cross-cultural romance, 'wogsploitation' comedy, and post-ethnic cinema. This collection also provides a comprehensive filmography making it a useful reference text for scholars of Australian film and cultural studies. The book is a vital contribution to the burgeoning international body of critical work on diasporic cinemas.' (Publisher's blurb) Bristol : Intellect , 2009 pg. 147-157
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