Cinema Audiences and Entrepreneurs in Twentieth-Century Urban Tanzania
By Laura Fair
Reel Pleasures brings the world of African moviehouses and the publics they engendered to life, revealing how local fans creatively reworked global media—from Indian melodrama to Italian westerns, kung fu, and blaxploitation films—to speak to local dreams and desires.
Media Studies · African History · History | Modern | 20th Century · African Studies · Tanzania · African Film · African Literature
African Video Movies and Global Desires
A Ghanaian History
By Carmela Garritano
African Video Movies and Global Desires is the first full-length scholarly study of Ghana’s commercial video industry, an industry that has produced thousands of movies over the last twenty years and has grown into an influential source of cultural production. Produced and consumed under circumstances of dire shortage and scarcity, African video movies narrate the desires and anxieties created by Africa’s incorporation into the global cultural economy.Drawing
Media Studies · Film and Video - History and Criticism · African Film · Media History · African Studies · Ghana · African Literature
Hollywood’s Africa after 1994
Edited by MaryEllen Higgins
Hollywood’s Africa after 1994 investigates Hollywood’s colonial film legacy in the postapartheid era, and contemplates what has changed in the West’s representations of Africa.
Film and Video - History and Criticism · Media Studies · Africa · African Film · African Studies · African Literature
Contemporary Film in a Changing Society
By Valérie K. Orlando
Since 1999 and the death of King Hassan II, Morocco has experienced adramatic social transformation. Encouraged by the more openly democraticclimate fostered by young King Mohammed VI, filmmakers have begunto explore the sociocultural and political debates of their country whilealso seeking to document the untold stories of a dark past.Screening Morocco: Contemporary Film in a ChangingSociety focuses on Moroccan films produced and distributedfrom 1999 to the present.Moroccan
Film and Video - History and Criticism · Media Studies · Morocco · African Film · African Studies · African Literature
Viewing African Cinema in the Twenty-first Century
Art Films and the Nollywood Video Revolution
Edited by Mahir Şaul and Ralph A. Austen
African cinema in the 1960s originated mainly from Francophone countries. It resembled the art cinema of contemporary Europe and relied on support from the French film industry and the French state. But since the early 1990s, a new phenomenon has come to dominate the African cinema world: mass-marketed films shot on less expensive video cameras. These “Nollywood” films, so named because many originate in southern Nigeria, are a thriving industry dominating the world of African cinema.
Film and Video - History and Criticism · Media Studies · Africa · African Studies · Media History · African Film · African Literature
Black and White in Colour
African History on Screen
Edited by Vivian Bickford-Smith and Richard Mendelsohn
Black and White in Colour: African History on Screen considers how the African past has been represented in a wide range of historical films. Written by a team of eminent international scholars, the volume provides extensive coverage of both place and time and deals with major issues in the written history of Africa. Themes include the slave trade, imperialism and colonialism, racism, and anticolonial resistance.
African History · Media Studies · Film and Video - History and Criticism · Africa · African Studies · African Film · African Literature
Cinema and Identity in Colonial Zimbabwe
By J. M. Burns
Every European power in Africa made motion pictures for its subjects, but no state invested as heavily in these films, and expected as much from them, as the British colony of Southern Rhodesia. Flickering Shadows is the first book to explore this little-known world of colonial cinema.J.
African History · Film and Video - History and Criticism · Media Studies · Zimbabwe · African Studies · African Film
Nigerian Video Films
Edited by Jonathan Haynes
Nigerian video films—dramatic features shot on video and sold as cassettes—are being produced at the rate of nearly one a day, making them the major contemporary art form in Nigeria. The history of African film offers no precedent for such a huge, popularly based industry.
Art | Film & Video · Film and Video - History and Criticism · Media Studies · Nigeria · African Studies · African Film · Hausa · Yoruba · Igbo