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Volume 14, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 2042-1869
  • E-ISSN: 2042-1877

Abstract

Within today’s cinema and other media, there is a dominant and problematic depiction of female vulnerability and victimization that renders women victims, helpless subjects to be pitied, particularly women from non-Western regions of the globe. This article explores the ways in which Samira Makhmalbaf’s Iranian film (, 2003) and Claudia Llosa’s Peruvian film (, 2009) seek to destabilize the problematic presentations of female victimization that dominate modern screens. The findings reveal that both films grant their female protagonists agency through both external and internal factors such that material objects and their own voices redefine female vulnerability, in turn creating filmic narratives that speak to broader issues shared by humanity.

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2023-10-25
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