Index
Note: Page numbers in italics refer to images.
Abraham, John, 80, 81, 83
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 106, 123
Academic Hack, The, 35
Academy Awards, 77, 146, 203n1, 203n4,
204n9; Best Foreign Language Film cate-
gory, 73–74, 82, 87–88, 210n27; The Hurt
Locker win, 1–3, 32, 71; In a Better World
win, 6; No Man’s Land win, 182; The Official
Story win, 46; Persepolis nomination, 92;
Saving Face win, 176; Water nomination, 82,
87–88; Where Do We Go Now? submission,
130; Zinda Bhaag submission, 230n4
accented cinema, 68, 90, 93, 96, 101, 220n49
Aceh (Indonesia), 2004 tsunami, 138–139,
224nn8–9
activism, 185–186, 197, 230n3, 230n11; anti-
racist, 42; feminist, 13, 18, 33, 141, 171–172;
feminist media, 2, 6, 10, 134; lgbt, 25, 112,
145, 155, 158, 228n42, 229n61; women’s
cinema and, 4, 9, 144, 205n19
actors, 55, 58, 92, 100, 175; nonprofessional,
62, 86, 120, 124, 127, 129, 185; power rela-
tions and, 64–65, 214n67. See also casting;
individual actors
adaptations, 132; At Five in the Afternoon, 60;
Blow- Up, 53; Chicken with Plums, 220n44;
Desert Flower, 232n26; Earth, 79, 178; An
Education, 74; Il Futuro, 232n34; Persepolis,
88, 90, 96; ufo in Her Eyes, 5; Women with-
out Men, 76, 90
address, 10, 39, 67, 230n6; in art cinema, 54,
74, 219n35; in Caramel, 121; in Grbavica,
182–183, 185, 198; to lgbt audiences, 147,
157, 164; in Milk of Sorrow, 187–189, 198; by
Persepolis, 96; in Silent Waters, 175, 180; to
trans/national audiences, 21, 26, 101–103,
105, 131, 135–136, 138, 170–172; in Water,
79, 82, 87; to women audiences, 44, 104,
168; in women’s cinema, 3, 6, 13–14, 65, 69,
200, 205n19; in Women without Men, 97. See
also audiences
affect, 83, 87, 135, 204n8, 219n26; bonds be-
tween women and, 109, 116, 183; Global
South cinema and, 33, 102; lesbian struc-
tures of feeling, 153, 167; women’s genres
defined through, 119–122, 127–128. See also
genres: horror films; melodramas
Afghan cinema, 5, 22–23, 55–67, 215n79,
215n83. See also individual directors and films
Afghanistan, U.S. invasion of, 1, 65, 215n69
Afghan Star, 63
Africa, film distribution in, 130
African cinema, 38, 77, 233n36; North Afri-
can cinema, 123; sub- Saharan cinema, 6;
women directors in, 211n37, 223n25. See
also individual countries, directors, festivals,
and films
After the Wedding, 204n15
agency, 30, 74, 106, 122, 161; auteurism and,
39, 55, 91; feminism and, 15, 19, 210n18; of
women directors, 33, 133
Aggressives, The, 221n5
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