wanted: videos of early non-Western films (silents, early talkies)
Wed Oct 9 21:14:02 EDT 2002
I am currently researching the pre-World War II history of filmmaking in
non-Western cultures, the Middle East, India and China as well as Japan. Can
anyone on this list provide me with video copies of Ismail Anzour's 1931
Syrian silent feature, "Under Damascus Skies," and a video with English
subtitles of Kamal Selim's 1939 Egyptian sound feature, "Al-Azima"
("Determination")? Also, does anyone have video copies of Chinese silent
films? In exchange, I could make copies of Mohamed Bayoumi's silent Egyptian
films and a number of Japanese silent films. I am very eager to correspond
and share research with others who have been studying early film production
in the cultures of the East.
William M. Drew
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