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From Early Iranian Cinema to The Accented Cinema: An Interview With Professor Hamid Naficy


Hamid Naficy, a leading authority in cultural studies, media, and cinema, was interviewed by Özde Çeliktemel-Thomen during the first International Conference on Early Cinema in the Balkans and Near East, which met in Athens in June, 2015. Naficy’s thoughts, especially those appearing in his latest books (Naficy 2011, 2012), point to parallels between the history of early Iranian cinema and the history of Middle Eastern/Balkan cinema. In the interview, Naficy discusses how his theory of “accented cinema” is linked to world cinema and the films of Yılmaz Güney, Tevfik Başer, and Fatih Akın.