African Cinema

African Cinema : Politics and Culture

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Manthia Diawara is quite simply the best critic (in any language) currently writing on African cinema." -Robert StamDiawara has produced a useful history, a cogent analysis, and, in his arguments on how African cinema should develop, an undoubtedly controversial book." -Studies in Popular CultureThis is a good, solid and reliable history of filmmaking on the African continent, beginning with colonial production and moving on to independent filmmaking... an important and welcome reference source." -Classic ImagesDiawara's work is comprehensive, based on rigorous research and sound analyses... it aptly illustrates the intricate correlations between politics, economics and culture." -Black Film ReviewIn a relatively new field of historical `film theory', African Cinema: Politics and Culture will become indispensable." -The Year's Work in Critical and Cultural Theory, Vol. 1-3, 1996Drawing on political science, economics, history, and cultural studies, Diawara provides an insider's account of the development and current status of African cinema. He discusses such issues as film production and distribution, and film aesthetics from the colonial period to the present.show more

Product details

  • Book | 208 pages
  • 152.4 x 226.06 x 15.24mm | 317.51g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 025320707X
  • 9780253207074
  • 1,302,605

About Manthia Diawara

MANTHIA DIAWARA is Professor of English and Associate Director of the Center for the Study of Black Literature and Culture at the University of Pennsylvania.show more

Table of contents

ACKNOWLEDGMENTSINTRODUCTIONI. ANGLOPHONE AFRICAN PRODUCTIONII. ZAIRIAN PRODUCTIONIII. FRANCE'S CONTRIBUTION TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF FILM PRODUCTION IN AFRICAIV. THE ARTIST AS THE LEADER OF THE REVOLUTION: THE HISTORY OF THE FEDERATION PANAFRICAINE DES CINEASTESV. THE SITUATION OF NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL FILM PRODUCTION IN FRANCOPHONE AFRICAVI. FIL PRODUCTION IN LUSOPHONE AFRICA: TOWARD THE KUXA KENEMA IN MOZAMBIQUEVII. FIM DISTRIBUTION AND EXHIBITION IN FRANCOPHONE AFRICAVIII. THE PRESENT SITUATION OF THE FILM INDUSTRY IN ANGLOPHONE AFRICAIX. ARICAN CINEMA AND FESTIVALS; FESPACOX. AFRICAN CINEMA TODAYNOTESBIBLIOGRAPHYINDEXshow more

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