African Cinema

African Cinema : Politics and Culture

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"I read this [book] with great pleasure ...it constitutes an extremely important contribution to the field...Manthia Diawara is quite simply the best critic (in any language) currently writing on African cinema"- N Robert Stam. Manthia Diawara provides an insider's account of the history and current status of African cinema. Drawing on history, political science, economics, and cultural studies, he discusses such issues as film production and distribution, and film aesthetics from the colonial period to the present. The book traces the growth of African cinema to the efforts of pioneer filmmakers such as Paulin Soumanou Vieyra, Oumarou Ganda, Jean-Ren D brix, Jean Rouch and Ousmane Semb ne, the Pan-African Filmmakers' Organization (FEPACI), and the Ouagadougou Pan-African Film Festival (FESPACO). "African Cinema: Politics and Culture" is a major addition to the proliferating discussions of Eurocentrism, the canon, and multiculturalism.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 208 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 15.24mm | 362.87g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 18 b&w photos
  • 0253317045
  • 9780253317049

Table of contents

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS INTRODUCTION I. ANGLOPHONE AFRICAN PRODUCTION II. ZAIRIAN PRODUCTION III. FRANCEOS CONTRIBUTION TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF FILM PRODUCTION IN AFRICA IV. THE ARTIST AS THE LEADER OF THE REVOLUTION: THE HISTORY OF THE FEDERATION PANAFRICAINE DES CINEASTES V. THE SITUATION OF NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL FILM PRODUCTION IN FRANCOPHONE AFRICA VI. FIL PRODUCTION IN LUSOPHONE AFRICA: TOWARD THE KUXA KENEMA IN MOZAMBIQUE VII. FIM DISTRIBUTION AND EXHIBITION IN FRANCOPHONE AFRICA VIII. THE PRESENT SITUATION OF THE FILM INDUSTRY IN ANGLOPHONE AFRICA IX. ARICAN CINEMA AND FESTIVALS; FESPACO X. AFRICAN CINEMA TODAY NOTES BIBLIOGRAPHY INDEXshow more

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