Date of Award

2014

Document Type

Honors Project

University Scholars Director

Dr. Jeff Keuss

First Reader

Dr. Susan VanZanten

Second Reader

Dr. Christine Chaney

Keywords

narrative, memory, resistance, West Bank Barrier

Abstract

This paper examines the theories of Homi K. Bhabha, a major figure in contemporary post-colonial study. His work on hybridity, mimicry, and counter-narrative helps to illuminate the documentary film Five Broken Cameras, which shows five years in the life of Palestinian farmer, Emad Burnat, under Israeli occupation in the West Bank. The film is shown to be a performative counter-narrative representing Palestinian national becoming.

Comments

A project submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the University Scholars Program.

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