Viewing African cinema in the twenty-first century : art films andthe Nollywood video revolution (eBook, 2010) [WorldCat.org]
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Viewing African cinema in the twenty-first century : art films andthe Nollywood video revolution

Author: Ralph A Austen; Mahir Saul
Publisher: Athens : Ohio University Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
Summary:
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. Beginning in1969 the biennial Festival panafricain du cinéma et de la télévision de Ouagadougou (FESPACO), held in Burkina Faso, became the major showcase for these films. But since the early 1990s, a new phenomenon has  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Livres numériques
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ralph A Austen; Mahir Saul
ISBN: 0821419315 082144350X 9780821419311 9780821443507
OCLC Number: 1335026400
Description: 1 ressource en ligne (vii, 248 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction / Ralph A. Austen and Mahir Șaul --
The "problem" of Nollywood. What is to be done? film studies and Nigerian and Ghanaian videos / Jonathan Haynes --
Nollywood and its critics / Onookome Okome --
Ghanaian popular video movies between state film policies and Nollywood : discourses and tensions / Birgit Meyer --
Islam, Hausa culture, and censorship in Northern Nigerian video film / Abdalla Uba Adamu --
Nollywood goes east : the localization of Nigerian video films in Tanzania / Matthias Krings --
Imported films and their African audiences. Commentary and orality in African film reception / Vincent Bouchard --
Songs, stories, action! audience preferences in Tanzania, 1950s-1980s / Laura Fair --
FESPACO/art film in the light of Nollywood. Art, politics, and commerce in francophone African cinema / Mahir Șaul --
Outside the machine? donor values and the case of film in Tanzania / Jane Bryce --
Emitaï : basic stylistic elements: shot length, camera movement, and character movement / Peter Rist --
Curses, nightmares, and realities : cautionary pedagogy in FESPACO films and Igbo videos / Stefan Sereda --
The return of the Mercedes : from Ousmane Sembene to Kenneth Nnebue / Lindsey Green-Simms --
U.S. distribution of African film : California Newsreel'sLibrary of African Cinema : a case study / Cornelius Moore.
Responsibility: edited by Mahir Șaul and Ralph A. Austen.

Abstract:

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. Beginning in1969 the biennial Festival panafricain du cinéma et de la télévision de Ouagadougou (FESPACO), held in Burkina Faso, became the major showcase for these films. 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 southernNigeria, a.

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