First Person Jewish (Visible Evidence)

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Written by Alisa S. Lebow

Published by Univ Of Minnesota Press

Jun, 2008

224 pages

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Documentaries have increasingly used the first person, with a number of prominent filmmakers finding critical and commercial success with this intimate approach. Jewish filmmakers have particularly thrived in this genre, using it to explore disparate definitions of the self in relation to the larger groups of family and community.

 

In First Person Jewish, Alisa S. Lebow examines more than a dozen films from Jewish artists to reveal how the postmodern impulse to turn the lens inward intersects provocatively (and at times unwittingly) with historical tropes and stereotypes of the Jew. Focusing her efforts on Jewish filmmakers working on the margins, Lebow analyzes the work of Jonathan Caouette, Chantal Akerman, and Alan Berliner, among others, also including a discussion of her own first person film Treyf (1998), made with Cynthia Madansky. The filmmakers in this study, Lebow argues, are confronting a desire to both define and reimagine contemporary Jewishness.

 

Using a multidisciplinary approach to first person films, Lebow shows how this form of self-expression is challenging both autobiography and documentary and, in the process, changing the art of cinema and recording the cultural shifts of our time.

 

Alisa S. Lebow is a filmmaker and lecturer in film and TV studies at Brunel University.

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Title: First Person Jewish (Visible Evidence)
Author: Alisa S. Lebow
Language: English
Length: 224
Publisher: Univ Of Minnesota Press
Publication Date: 2008-06-18
ISBN-10: 0816643547
ISBN-13: 9780816643547
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