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Islamic fundamentalism

A disputed term, widely used in the US and to a lesser extent in Britain to denote any movement to favour strict observance of the teachings of the Qur'an and the Shari'a (Islamic Law). On ...



Tunisians have traded democratic freedoms for economic and political stabilityTunisia can be divided into four main geographical regions. The northern one-third of the country consists of spurs of ...
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A Dictionary of Film Studies (2 ed.)

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...In 1994 , exiled left-wing Algerian filmmaker Jean-Pierre Lledo returned from France to make Chroniques Algériennes/Algerian Chronicles ( 1994 ), a critically acclaimed film examining the increasingly repressive nature of Algerian society under the growing influence of Islamic fundamentalism. After 1995 film production stalled as a result of withdrawal of state support, falling audiences, cinema closures, and violent political upheaval, including a number of terrorist attacks. Against this backdrop, many filmmakers relocated to France and European-North...