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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.

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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:
9780761853800
Publisher:
UPA
Publication date:
05/19/2011
Pages:
250
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Virginia Garner began her career in photography with the Africa Motion Picture Project, as she and her husband, Ray Garner, developed their film-making collaboration that was to last fifty years. Her diaries chronicle the adventures of their early married life in central Africa and the challenges of producing ten short films they made in 1938-39. Glenn Reynolds is assistant professor of history at Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh, New York. He teaches U.S. history and a wide array of non-Western history courses, with a research emphasis on the origins of cinema in Africa.

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