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African Cinema : Politics & Culture - Manthia Diawara

African Cinema

Politics & Culture

Paperback Published: 1st June 1992
ISBN: 9780253207074
Number Of Pages: 208

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"Manthia Diawara is quite simply the best critic (in any language) currently writing on African cinema." -- Robert Stam

"Diawara has produced a useful history, a cogent analysis, and, in his arguments on how African cinema should develop, an undoubtedly controversial book." -- Studies in Popular Culture

"This is a good, solid and reliable history of filmmaking on the African continent, beginning with colonial production and moving on to independent filmmaking... an important and welcome reference source." -- Classic Images

"Diawara's work is comprehensive, based on rigorous research and sound analyses... it aptly illustrates the intricate correlations between politics, economics and culture." -- Black Film Review

"In a relatively new field of historical 'film theory', African Cinema: Politics and Culture will become indispensable." -- The Year's Work in Critical and Cultural Theory, Vol. 1-3, 1996

Drawing on political science, economics, history, and cultural studies, Diawara provides an insider's account of the development and current status of African cinema. He discusses such issues as film production and distribution, and film aesthetics from the colonial period to the present.

Anglophone African Productionp. 1
Zairian Productionp. 12
France's Contribution to the Development of Film Production in Africap. 21
The Artist as the Leader of the Revolution: The History of the Federation Panafricaine des Cineastesp. 35
The Situation of National and International Film Production in Francophone Africap. 51
Film Production in Lusophone Africa: Toward the Kuxa Kenema in Mozambiquep. 88
Film Distribution and Exhibition in Francophone Africap. 104
The Present Situation of the Film Industry in Anglophone Africap. 116
African Cinema and Festivals: FESPACOp. 128
African Cinema Todayp. 140
notesp. 167
bibliographyp. 178
indexp. 185
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ISBN: 9780253207074
ISBN-10: 025320707X
Series: Blacks in the Diaspora
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 1st June 1992
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.91 x 15.29  x 1.42
Weight (kg): 0.31

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