Images Out of Africa: The Virginia Garner Diaries of the Africa Motion Picture Project

Images Out of Africa: The Virginia Garner Diaries of the Africa Motion Picture Project

by Virginia Garner, Glenn Reynolds
     
 

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In 1938, Virginia and Ray Garner began making films in the Belgian Congo and French Cameroons. This book features Virginia Garner's diaries, which highlight the challenges of making films in Africa in the 1930s and include rich descriptions of cross-cultural interactions and micro-negotiations with chiefs, headmen, and villagers.See more details below

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In 1938, Virginia and Ray Garner began making films in the Belgian Congo and French Cameroons. This book features Virginia Garner's diaries, which highlight the challenges of making films in Africa in the 1930s and include rich descriptions of cross-cultural interactions and micro-negotiations with chiefs, headmen, and villagers.

Editorial Reviews

J. M. Burns
Glenn Reynolds has done the academic community a great service by bringing these journals to light. But Garner's diaries should appeal to an audience beyond academia. Her narrative provides a snapshot of one American's world view at the cusp of the 'American century.' Garner's diaries are particularly valuable because they contribute a woman's voice into the dialogue about early colonial film-making.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761853817
Publisher:
University Press of America
Publication date:
05/19/2011
Pages:
250
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

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