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African film : re-imagining a continent

Author: Josef Gugler
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Discusses the films Out of Africa, Yaaba, Keita!, Sambizanga, Flame, The gods must be crazy, A dry white season, Mapantsula, Fools, Kongi's harvest, Xala, Tableau ferraille, The blue eyes of Yonta, Finzan, Kasarmu Ce, Kini and Adams, and La vie est belle.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gugler, Josef.
African film.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 2003
(OCoLC)607003817
Online version:
Gugler, Josef.
African film.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 2003
(OCoLC)609344192
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Josef Gugler
ISBN: 025334350X 9780253343505 0253216435 9780253216434 0852555628 9780852555620 085255561X 9780852555613
OCLC Number: 52520253
Notes: Originally published: Oxford : J. Currey, 2003.
Description: xiii, 202 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: 17 films in 17 sentences --
Preface --
Basic indicators for African countries --
Political map of Africa --
Introduction : Africans re-image Africa --
Historical map of Africa --
Recovering the African past --
Out of Africa (1985) : settler romance in nature paradise --
Yaaba (1989) : friendship in the village that time forgot --
Keïta! (1995) : transmitting the Sundjata to the next generation --
Fighting colonialism --
Sambizanga (1972) : the martyr, his family, and the movement --
Flame (1996) : a twofold struggle --
The struggle for majority rule in South Africa --
The gods must be crazy (1980) : the world according to apartheid --
The dry white season (1989) : a white awakening --
Mapantsula (1988) : Black resistance to white oppression --
Fools (1997) : ordinary people under apartheid --
Betrayals of independence --
Kongi's harvest (1970) : traditional splendor and modern oppression --
Xala (1974) : impotence sexual, cultural, economic, and political --
Tableau Ferraille (1997) : the rise and abrupt fall of an honest politician --
The blue eyes of Yonta (1992) : was the struggle in vain? --
The exploited & neglected peasantry --
Finzan (1990) : gender conflict and village solidarity --
Kasarmu ce (1991) : peasant Islam and urban corruption --
Between the African mass market & international recognition --
Kini and Adams (1997) : the vagaries of adult friendship --
La vie est belle (1987) : it's a wonderful life --
Epilogue : re-imagining ourselves.
Responsibility: Josef Gugler.
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This is a comprehensive analysis of 15 films created by film-makers from Africa and the African diaspora. These directors set out to re-image Africa - and offer Western viewers the opportunity to  Read more...

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'...provides a succinct and thoughtful introduction to seventeen of the most widely-known films produced in Africa over the past four decades, including Xala, Keita, Finzan and La Vie est belle.' - Read more...

 
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