The Arab Visual Memory of the First World War: from Segmentation to Unification?
in La rivista di Arablit, a. IX, n. 17-18, dicembre 2019, pp. 125-142.
The visual memory of the First World War in the Arab Middle East had been primarily invested by local memories, reflecting the need for the states to legitimize themselves, especially in the face of Western and Turkish memories, which tended to appropriate this memory to support their own representations of the war. With the 100th anniversary of the war, within the context of global renewed interest for the conflict, new visual productions about the First World War have emerged, developing previously unknown aspects of the war, with the aim of making heard the Arab experience between 1914 and 1918, and to contribute to a more complex and, to some extent, unitarian memory of the war.