African Filmmaking: North and South of the Sahara

African Filmmaking: North and South of the Sahara

by Roy Armes
     
 

ISBN-10: 0253218985

ISBN-13: 9780253218988

Pub. Date: 09/01/2006

Publisher: Indiana University Press

African cinema is a vibrant, diverse, and relatively new art form, which continues to draw the attention of an ever-expanding worldwide audience. African Filmmaking is the first comprehensive study in English linking filmmaking in the Maghreb with that in the 12 independent states of francophone West Africa. Roy Armes examines a wide range of issues common to

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African cinema is a vibrant, diverse, and relatively new art form, which continues to draw the attention of an ever-expanding worldwide audience. African Filmmaking is the first comprehensive study in English linking filmmaking in the Maghreb with that in the 12 independent states of francophone West Africa. Roy Armes examines a wide range of issues common to filmmakers throughout the region: the socio-political context, filmmaking in Africa before the mid-1960s, the involvement of African and French governments, questions of national and cultural identity, the issue of globalization, and, especially, the work of the filmmakers themselves over the past 40 years, with particular emphasis on younger filmmakers. Armes offers a wealth of information and a unique perspective on the history and future of African filmmaking.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780253218988
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Publication date:
09/01/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.57(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
List of Acronyms
Introduction
1. The African Experience
Part I. Context
2. Beginnings
3. African Initiatives
4. The French Connection
Part II. Confronting Reality
5. Liberation and Postcolonial Society
6. Individual Struggle
Part III. New Identities
7. Experimental Narratives
8. Exemplary Tales
Part IV. The New Millennium
9. The Post-Independence Generation
10. Mahamat Saleh Haroun (Chad)
11. Dani Kouyaté (Burkina Faso)
12. Raja Amari (Tunisia)
13. Faouzi Bensaidi (Morocco)
14. Abderrahmane Sissako (Mauritania)
Bibliography

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