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Women Write IranNostalgia and Human Rights from the Diaspora$
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Nima Naghibi

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780816683826

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816683826.001.0001

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Feeling Nostalgic, Feeling Guilty

Feeling Nostalgic, Feeling Guilty

Remembering Iran in Documentary Film

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(p.75) Chapter 3 Feeling Nostalgic, Feeling Guilty
Source:
Women Write Iran
Author(s):

Nima Naghibi

Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816683826.003.0004

This chapter investigates the convergence of the genres of autobiography and documentary in three documentary films. Here, the focus is on the social and political functions of nostalgia and memory in auto/biographical documentaries. This chapter explores the predominant feelings these documentaries inspire: nostalgia (for another place and another time), and guilt and shame (for having left Iran and for having escaped the prospect of prison and torture).

Keywords:   documentary film, nostalgia, memory, autobiography and biography, guilt, shame, torture, prison, Iran

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