Focus on African Films
Indiana University Press, 2004 - Performing Arts - 327 pages
Emphasizing post-independent films released since the 1950s and the burgeoning commercial film production of the last decade, Focus on African Films provides unique and pluralistic perspectives on filmmaking throughout Africa. As a whole, the collection highlights the distinct thematic, stylistic, and socioeconomic circumstances of African filmmaking. Individual essays show how conditions in Africa have generated a broad range of views and techniques, from the stylistically innovative documentaries of Jean-Marie Teno and Abderrahmane Sissako and the "documentary fiction" of Mahamat-Saleh Haroun to the vibrant art films of Jean-Pierre Bekolo and the new films from South Africa. Contributors also outline the direction of increasingly popular, less didactic sub-Saharan filmmaking in films such as Daniel Kamwa's Pousse-Pousse, Ngangura Mweze's La vie est belle, and Imungu Ivanga's Dôlé. Up-to-date and richly informative, Focus on African Films will be essential reading for students and scholars of African film.
Contributors are Françoise Balogun, Brenda F. Berrian, Robert Cancel, Mbye Cham, Madeleine Cottenet-Hage, Beti Ellerson, Samba Gadjigo, Josef Gugler, Kenneth W. Harrow, Françoise Pfaff, María Roof, N. Frank Ukadike, Valerie Wheat, and Josephine Woll.
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In the past two years, seven books have been published on the topic of African filmmaking. Some are conversations with directors (Nwachukwu Frank Ukadike and Teshome H. Gabriel's Questioning African Cinema), while others are a theoretical approach to the postcolonial, mid-globalization experience of African filmmakers (Femi Okiremuete Shaka's Modernity and the African Cinema). In this collection, Pfaff (French & Francophone studies, Howard Univ.) attempts to provide a perspective on filmmaking from a range of African countries and regions, from South Africa to Ethiopia, with the purpose of discussing the films themselves rather than simply the history of filmmaking in Africa. Divided into four areas of concern-discussion of official history/truth, spaces and locations as portrayed in African films, filmic practices that are particular to Africa, and the influences of other countries, political systems, and histories in African film-the collection is aimed at an academic audience. While the 14 essays focus on the concerns of film studies, they provide readers with a fascinating view of the development of African societies in the postcolonial era. Recommended for academic libraries with African/cinema collections and large public libraries where there is an interest.-Andrea Slonosky, Long Island Univ., Brooklyn, NY ...
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