Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Women Write IranNostalgia and Human Rights from the Diaspora$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Nima Naghibi

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780816683826

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816683826.001.0001

Show Summary Details

Feeling Nostalgic, Feeling Guilty

Feeling Nostalgic, Feeling Guilty

Remembering Iran in Documentary Film

(p.75) Chapter 3 Feeling Nostalgic, Feeling Guilty
Women Write Iran

Nima Naghibi

University of Minnesota Press

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

Minnesota Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.