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Africa shoots back : alternative perspectives in Sub-Saharan Francophone African film

Author: Melissa Thackway
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana Univ. Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [Nachdr.]View all editions and formats
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Development & evolutions -- A brief history of Sub-Saharan Francophone African film -- Critical paradigms -- The problematic legacy of eurocentrism -- Postmodernism or postcoloniality? -- Towards new paradigms -- Cultural identity, representation & voice -- Representing Africa: the western imagination -- Alternative perspectives or reassessing identity through film -- Screen griots; orature & film -- Living  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Melissa Thackway
ISBN: 9780852555774 0852555776 9780852555767 0852555768 9780253343499 0253343496 9780253216427 0253216427
OCLC Number: 730017782
Notes: Originally published: Oxford : J. Currey, 2003 - Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description: x, 230 Seiten : Illustrationen
Contents: Introduction - Critical paradigms - Cultural identity, representation & voice - Screen griots: orature & film - Memory, history: other stories - Filming the immigrant experience: francophone African cinema in Europe - African women & film: on screen & behind the camera - Conclusion - Interviews with directors: Adama Drabo; Anne Laure Folly; Dani Kouyate; Fanta Regina Nacro; Idrissa Ouedraogo; Abderrahmane Sissako; Cheick Oumar Sissoko; Jean-Marie Teno - Bibliography - Filmography - Index
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Focusing on the themes of memory and history the author shows how African directors have challenged existing representations of the continent.  Read more...

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