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South Africa's renegade reels : the making and public lives of black-centered films

Author: Litheko Modisane
Publisher: Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A study of South African cinema with a critical eye to its complexity not only as a signifying system, but also as a cultural product with a public life. South Africa's Renegade Reels seeks to understand the way certain films take on exemplary/iconic status in a country like South Africa where the historical production of film has been minimal, and in a context of intense political reality. The book lays bare the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Litheko Modisane
ISBN: 9781137027030 1137027037
OCLC Number: 826675753
Notes: Litheko Modisane is a post-doctoral research fellow at the University of Cape Town
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Epublication based on: 9781137027023, 2012
Opening Shots From Africa to America and Back Again: Come Back, Africa (1959) Propagandistic Designs, Transggresive Mutations: uDeliwe (1975) Engage Film and the Public Sphere: Mapantsula (1988) Gender in the New Nation: Fools (1998) Orchestration of Debate through Television Drama: Yizo Yizo (1999, 2001) Closing Shots
Description: 1 online resource (242 pages) 6 black and white, illustrations

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A study of South African cinema with a critical eye to its complexity not only as a signifying system, but also as a cultural product with a public life. South Africa's Renegade Reels seeks to understand the way certain films take on exemplary/iconic status in a country like South Africa where the historical production of film has been minimal, and in a context of intense political reality. The book lays bare the public critical engagements around old renegade films and new ones. It dissects their subtleties in the public lives of forgotten films from South Africa that are oriented to black social experience-Come Back, Africa (1959), uDeliwe (1975), Mapantsula (1988), alongside a new one, Fools (1998), and a television comparator Yizo Yizo (1999-2001)-excavating from the record iconic and newer black-centered films and television. Through analysis of public reflections on the films' representations of black identity, the book shows the complex nature of films in modern public life. In doing so, the book enriches and is enriched by established methodologies of film study, by expanding the cultural and conceptual boundaries of film as a phenomenon of textual circulation

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