South Africa's Renegade Reels: The Making and Public Lives of Black-Centered Films

South Africa's Renegade Reels: The Making and Public Lives of Black-Centered Films

by L. Modisane

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South Africa's Renegade Reels: The Making and Public Lives of Black-Centered Films by L. Modisane

Despite incredible political upheavals and a minimal national history of film production, movies such as Come Back, Africa (1959), uDeliwe (1975), and Fools (1998) have taken on an iconic status within South African culture. In this much-needed study, author Litheko Modisane delves into the public critical engagements around old 'renegade' films and newer ones, revealing instructive details both in the production and the public lives of South African movies oriented around black social experiences. This illuminates the complex nature of cinema in modern public life, enriching established methodologies by expanding the cultural and conceptual boundaries of film as a phenomenon of textual circulation.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781137027023
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 12/28/2012
Edition description: 2013
Pages: 228
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Litheko Modisane teaches in the Department of African Literature, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. He earned his PhD at the University of the Witwatersrand. He is also an Honorary Research Associate, Archive and Public Culture Research Initiative, University of Cape Town, South Africa.

Table of Contents

Opening Shots From Africa to America and Back Again: Come Back, Africa (1959) Propagandistic Designs, Transggresive Mutations: uDeliwe (1975) Engagé Film and the Public Sphere: Mapantsula (1988) Gender in the New Nation: Fools (1998) Orchestration of Debate through Television Drama: Yizo Yizo (1999, 2001) Closing Shots

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