Focus on African Films

Focus on African Films

Book - 2004
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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-Sarahan filmmaking in films such as Daniel Kamwa's Pousse-Pousse, Ngangura Mweze's la vie est belle, and Imungu Ivanga's Dole. Up-to-date and richly informative, Focus on African Films will be essential reading for students and scholars of African film.
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, c2004
ISBN: 9780253343888
0253343887
9780253216687
0253216680
Branch Call Number: PN1993.5.A35 F63 2004
Characteristics: viii, 327 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Pfaff, Françoise

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