sinecine ISSN: 1309-5838

The Representation of Woman in Islamic Films


This study analyzes representations of women in Turkish films made from a conservative Islamic perspective. Westernization in Turkish society has highlighted certain East-West contradictions, and these contradictions have become a focus for discussions of women’s issues while at the same time camouflaging patriarchial patterns. Islamic films in Turkish cinema are worthy of analysis because they make a statement about East-West contradictions, and it is in this context that women are represented.

Keywords: Representations of women, Islamic film, modern, conservative, patriarchal