Abstract

This article aims at exploring acts of narration and representation of Morocco in Bernardo Bertolucci’s The Sheltering Sky (1990). This filmic production offers a critical examination of the representation of the typical Moroccan in Hollywood. The Sheltering Sky (1990) offers a rather different narrative mode drifting away from Hollywood traditionalist model of narration, writing in bold a new tradition of narration and representation of Morocco. Bernardo Bertolucci’s The Sheltering Sky (1990) constitutes such a narrative mode that embraces this denigrating and demeaning system of representation. Such a system, I would say, explains how this Hollywood power to represent Morocco could very well nourish the ideological power to dominate and subsequently produce Morocco according to global standards

How to Cite
BOUGUERBA, Tarik. Traversing the Desert: Fascination and Fear in Bertolucci’s The Sheltering Sky (1990)‘Traversing the Desert: Fascination and Fear in Bertolucci’s The Sheltering Sky (1990). Global Journal of Human-Social Science Research, [S.l.], sep. 2019. ISSN 2249-460X. Available at: <https://socialscienceresearch.org/index.php/GJHSS/article/view/2935>. Date accessed: 22 sep. 2019.