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African cinemas : decolonizing the gaze

Author: Olivier Barlet
Publisher: London ; New York : Zed Books, ©2000.
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"Focusing on the attempt to decolonize the imagination, this book is both a personal journey and an introduction to the cinema cultures of Africa. A book about the politics of cultural survival, it is also a major overview of African cinema and television." "The first part traces the development of African cinema - from colonization to Afrocentrism. The second part of the book analyses specific films, particularly
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Genre/Form: History
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Barlet, Olivier.
African cinemas.
London ; New York : Zed Books, c2000
(OCoLC)606465467
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Olivier Barlet
ISBN: 1856497429 9781856497428 1856497437 9781856497435
OCLC Number: 43377000
Description: xii, 315 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: The Origin, Akin to a Passage --
Human Beings, not Ants! --
Black is black --
Colonial projections --
The ethnographic gaze: involvement or contempt? --
African responses --
Being on the same wavelength --
The politics of everyday life --
Founding figures --
Class struggle without placards --
The novelistic path --
Africa first --
English-speaking Africa: educational cinema and the Hollywood dream --
French guardian angels --
Revolutionary filmmakers? --
Decolonizing Thought --
Africa betrayed --
Unspoilt Africa --
Pointing the finger --
The mirror-space --
The primacy of the collective --
The freedom to say no --
The duty to show? --
'Proverbs Were Flesh and Blood': the Reference to the Past --
Necessary memory --
Black pharabos --
The struggle with oneself --
African recalcitrance --
History as nostalgia --
Legend, a false trail? --
'Shelling' history --
The African cry --
Closing Your Eyes --
The refusal to mimic the West --
Opting for openness --
Torn asunder by modernity --
Opening up the Cracks in Identity --
A unified world --
Symbols in motion --
Reading with the heart --
Passing on knowledge --
Blocked transmission --
Drawing strength from the source --
An alternative development --
The origin in doubt --
Infidelities --
The Marabouts' projective mechanism --
From nudity to modesty --
An Openness of Approach --
South African introspection --
Afro-American rites of passage --
Hybridized identity --
French assimilationism --
Farewell to negritude --
The anxiety of integration --
A cinema of revelation.
Other Titles: Cinémas d'Afrique noire.
Responsibility: Olivier Barlet ; translated by Chris Turner.
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