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"Searching for Umm Kulthum" An attempt to disassemble the myth of the planet of the East


The Iranian director Shirin was active, aware of the criticisms and objections that could be brought to her by the approach of Umm Kulthum, which is a major artistic icon in the Arab world. A resident of America is ignorant of the language of the Arab world and lacks a precise conception of its history, its features, its traditions and its forms, although it finds a great similarity with its country (Iran). She has worked hard to ensure that these criticisms at the heart of her film "The Search for Umm Kulthum", which is presented this week within the London Film Festival, and even made it the main focus in its construction, as long as the approach in its view of the subject of post-modern approach focuses heavily on the method of deconstruction in Analysis of identity, gender and power relations that control it. She sought to use a narrative language in which she presented a story, while explaining the mechanics and techniques of her presentation, as well as the dismantling of the ideological biases that underlie her, and chose to embody the use of a film technique within a film.

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