Guests of the Sheik: An Ethnography of an Iraqi Village, her first book, published by Anchor/Doubleday in 1965 and still continuously in print, has been cited as one of the 500 "Great Books by Women" in a recent Penguin Readers Guide (1996). Newsweek magazine recently listed it as one of ten best books to read about the Middle East since the September 11 crisis.
Click here for a list of books by Elizabeth Fernea.
Fernea's films were selected for showing at the Margaret Mead Film Festival, American Museum of Natural History, New York; the Royal Anthropological Institute's International Ethnographic Film Festival in England; the National Gallery, Washington, D.C.; Utrecht University, Holland; and the Stockholm, Sweden Ethnographic Museum. The London Film Theatre presented a special showing of WOMEN UNDER SIEGE, a portrait of women in a Palestinian refugee camp.
Before her death in 2008, Elizabeth Fernea was Professor Emeritus of English and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Texas at Austin, where she taught for 25 years and was one of the founders of the Women's Studies program. Icarus Films is proud to distribute all of her films, and to have done so for over 30 years.
Icarus Films is proud to distribute seven films by Elizabeth Fernea:
Living With The Past - Cairo, Egypt is one of the few intact medieval cities that remain in the world. This a portrait of Darb al-Ahmar, a neighborhood in the old city now facing a process of radical change.