Gönül Dönmez - Colin
An updated collection of recent interviews with filmmakers whose works represent trends in the film industry of Central Asia, this new geospecific edition expands upon the earlier volume Cinemas of the Other: A Personal Journey with Film- Makers from the Middle East and Central Asia.
Following an introduction delineating the histories of the film industriesof the Central Asian republics of Kazakhstan, Kyrgzystan, Tajikstan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, the boks contain interviews stretching over a decade, which position the filmmakers and their creative concerns within the social or political context of their respective countries. The striking variety of approaches toward each interview creates a rich diversity of tone and opens the door to a beter understanding of images of “ otherness” in film. In addition to transcripts of the interviews, each chapter also includes stills from important films discussed, biographical information about the filmmakers, and filmographies of their works. Dönmez-Colin offers in this expanded edition a carefully researched and richly detailed firsthand account of the developments and trends in these regional film industries that is sure to be appreciated by film scholars and researchers of Central Asia.