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Viewing African Cinema In The Twenty First Century

Viewing African Cinema in the Twenty First Century PDF
Author: Mahir Saul
Publisher: Ohio University Press
Release: 2010-10-12
ISBN: 0821419315
Size: 21.97 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Art
Languages : en
Pages : 248
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Viewing African Cinema In The Twenty First Century

by Mahir Saul, Viewing African Cinema In The Twenty First Century Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Viewing African Cinema In The Twenty First Century books, 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 southern Nigeria, are a thriving industry dominating the world of African cinema. Viewing African Cinema in the Twenty-first Century is the first book to bring together a set of essays offering a unique comparison of these two main African cinema modes.



Colonial Cinema In Africa

Colonial Cinema in Africa PDF
Author: Glenn Reynolds
Publisher: McFarland
Release: 2015-06-02
ISBN: 078647985X
Size: 67.47 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Performing Arts
Languages : en
Pages : 240
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Colonial Cinema In Africa

by Glenn Reynolds, Colonial Cinema In Africa Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Colonial Cinema In Africa books, In recent decades historians and film scholars have intensified their study of colonial cinema in Africa. Yet the vastness of the continent, the number of European powers involved and irregular record keeping has made uncovering the connections between imagery, imperialism and indigenous peoples difficult. This volume takes up the challenge, tracing production and exhibition patterns to show how motion pictures were introduced on the continent during the "Scramble for Africa" and the subsequent era of consolidation. The author describes how early actualities, expeditionary footage, ethnographic documentaries and missionary films were made in the African interior and examines the rise of mass black spectatorship. While Africans in the first two decades of the 20th century were sidelined as cinema consumers because of colonial restrictions, social and political changes in the subsequent interwar period--wrought by large-scale mining in southern Africa--led to a rethinking of colonial film policy by missionaries, mining concerns and colonial officials. By World War II, cinema had come to black Africa.



Non Cinema

Non Cinema PDF
Author: William Brown
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Release: 2018-07-12
ISBN: 1501327275
Size: 10.22 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Performing Arts
Languages : en
Pages : 312
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Non Cinema

by William Brown, Non Cinema Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Non Cinema books, Non-Cinema: Global Digital Film-making and the Multitude provides an original film-philosophy through which to understand low budget digital filmmaking from around the globe. It draws upon a wide range of western and non-western philosophers, physicists, theorists of 'Third Cinema,' and contemporary film theorists and film-philosophers in order to argue that the future of cinema lies at the margins, in the extreme, the overlooked and the under-funded – the sort that distributors, exhibitors and audiences would not consider to be cinema at all, hence "non-cinema." Analysing numerous films, William Brown argues that contemporary low-budget digital cinema is also through its digital form a political cinema that suggests that we are not detached observers of the world, but entangled participants therewith. Non-Cinema constructs this argument by looking at work by established filmmakers like Jean-Luc Godard, Abbas Kiarostami, Jafar Panahi and Michael Winterbottom, as well as lesser known work from places as diverse as Asia, the Middle East, Europe, the Americas and Africa.



Spuren Eines Dritten Kinos

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Author: Lukas Foerster
Publisher: transcript Verlag
Release: 2014-03-31
ISBN: 383942061X
Size: 31.71 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Performing Arts
Languages : de
Pages : 282
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Spuren Eines Dritten Kinos

by Lukas Foerster, Spuren Eines Dritten Kinos Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Spuren Eines Dritten Kinos books, Das aktuelle Filmschaffen aus Nigeria, Algerien/Frankreich, Brasilien, China und den Philippinen knüpft in je unterschiedlicher Weise an die politischen und ästhetischen Voraussetzungen des so genannten »Third Cinema« an. Die diskursive Klammer indes, wie sie die Rede von einer »Dritten Welt« einst zur Verfügung stellte, hat heute an Evidenz eingebüßt. Dieses Buch will nicht die Klammer, aber doch den Diskurs wieder aufgreifen und fragt dafür nach der historischen Bedingtheit des zeitgenössischen Weltkinos ebenso wie nach seiner prekären Gegenwart und Zukunft auf heimischen Märkten und internationalen Filmfestivals.



Film Criticism In The Digital Age

Film Criticism in the Digital Age PDF
Author: Mattias Frey
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Release: 2015-04-20
ISBN: 0813573645
Size: 65.77 MB
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Category : Performing Arts
Languages : en
Pages : 284
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Film Criticism In The Digital Age

by Mattias Frey, Film Criticism In The Digital Age Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Film Criticism In The Digital Age books, Over the past decade, as digital media has expanded and print outlets have declined, pundits have bemoaned a “crisis of criticism” and mourned the “death of the critic.” Now that well-paying jobs in film criticism have largely evaporated, while blogs, message boards, and social media have given new meaning to the saying that “everyone’s a critic,” urgent questions have emerged about the status and purpose of film criticism in the twenty-first century. In Film Criticism in the Digital Age, ten scholars from across the globe come together to consider whether we are witnessing the extinction of serious film criticism or seeing the start of its rebirth in a new form. Drawing from a wide variety of case studies and methodological perspectives, the book’s contributors find many signs of the film critic’s declining clout, but they also locate surprising examples of how critics—whether moonlighting bloggers or salaried writers—have been able to intervene in current popular discourse about arts and culture. In addition to collecting a plethora of scholarly perspectives, Film Criticism in the Digital Age includes statements from key bloggers and print critics, like Armond White and Nick James. Neither an uncritical celebration of digital culture nor a jeremiad against it, this anthology offers a comprehensive look at the challenges and possibilities that the Internet brings to the evaluation, promotion, and explanation of artistic works.



Global Nollywood

Global Nollywood PDF
Author: Matthias Krings
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Release: 2013-05-27
ISBN: 0253009421
Size: 43.79 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Performing Arts
Languages : en
Pages : 382
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Global Nollywood

by Matthias Krings, Global Nollywood Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Global Nollywood books, Global Nollywood considers this first truly African cinema beyond its Nigerian origins. In 15 lively essays, this volume traces the engagement of the Nigerian video film industry with the African continent and the rest of the world. Topics such as Nollywood as a theoretical construct, the development of a new, critical film language, and Nollywood’s transformation outside of Nigeria reveal the broader implications of this film form as it travels and develops. Highlighting controversies surrounding commodification, globalization, and the development of the film industry on a wider scale, this volume gives sustained attention to Nollywood as a uniquely African cultural production.



Small Cinemas In Global Markets

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Author: David Desser
Publisher: Lexington Books
Release: 2014-12-18
ISBN: 0739196537
Size: 11.21 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 290
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Small Cinemas In Global Markets

by David Desser, Small Cinemas In Global Markets Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Small Cinemas In Global Markets books, Small Cinemas in Global Markets addresses aspects such as identity, revisiting the past, internationalized genres, new forms of experimental cinema, markets and production, as well as technological developments of alternative small screens that open new perspectives into small cinema possibilities. Small and big markets for small industries reveal an unimagined diversification of the cultural product and consequently the need to analyze the impact at local, regional, and global levels. Much needed to continue and expand the existing scholarship in the field, this volume is based on research by authors who approach their subject from Western theoretical perspectives with a professional (mostly native) knowledge of the language, cultural realities, and film industry practices. It covers aspects from fifteen different countries, including Bolivia, Brazil, China (Hong Kong), Croatia, East Africa (Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda), Greece, Indonesia, Lithuania, Bulgaria, Poland, Romania, Morocco, and the United States. Since both film and documentary distribution from certain areas of the globe on international markets remains problematic, it is important for the academic field to discuss and circulate them as much as possible, and to create the basis for further exploration. Documenting and reflecting on the role, state, and reception of the film industry provides scholarly understanding to the industry’s wide range of seemingly chaotic technological transformations.



Ethics And Aesthetics In Contemporary African Cinema

Ethics and Aesthetics in Contemporary African Cinema PDF
Author: James S. Williams
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Release: 2019-03-21
ISBN: 1350105058
Size: 24.51 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Performing Arts
Languages : en
Pages : 376
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Ethics And Aesthetics In Contemporary African Cinema

by James S. Williams, Ethics And Aesthetics In Contemporary African Cinema Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Ethics And Aesthetics In Contemporary African Cinema books, Since the beginnings of African cinema, the realm of beauty on screen has been treated with suspicion by directors and critics alike. James S. Williams explores an exciting new generation of African directors, including Abderrahmane Sissako, Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, Fanta Régina Nacro, Alain Gomis, Newton I. Aduaka, Jean-Pierre Bekolo and Mati Diop, who have begun to reassess and embrace the concept of cinematic beauty by not reducing it to ideological critique or the old ideals of pan-Africanism. Locating the aesthetic within a range of critical fields - the rupturing of narrative spectacle and violence by montage, the archives of the everyday in the 'afropolis', the plurivocal mysteries of sound and language, male intimacy and desire, the borderzones of migration and transcultural drift - this study reveals the possibility for new, non-conceptual kinds of beauty in African cinema: abstract, material, migrant, erotic, convulsive, queer. Through close readings of key works such as Life on Earth (1998), The Night of Truth (2004), Bamako (2006), Daratt (Dry Season) (2006), A Screaming Man (2010), Tey (Today) (2012), The Pirogue (2012), Mille soleils (2013) and Timbuktu (2014), Williams argues that contemporary African filmmakers are proposing propitious, ethical forms of relationality and intersubjectivity. These stimulate new modes of cultural resistance and transformation that serve to redefine the transnational and the cosmopolitan as well as the very notion of the political in postcolonial art cinema.



Schwarz Besetzt

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Author: Cassis Kilian
Publisher: transcript Verlag
Release: 2014-03-31
ISBN: 383942142X
Size: 71.42 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Performing Arts
Languages : de
Pages : 400
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Schwarz Besetzt

by Cassis Kilian, Schwarz Besetzt Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Schwarz Besetzt books, Am Tag nach der Wahl von Barack Obama hieß es, dass man James Bond jetzt mit einem Schwarzen besetzen wolle. In Afrika ist man da längst weiter: Der Sheriff kommt aus Ouagadougou, ein Nigerianer spielt George W. Bush, Dürrenmatts »alte Dame« spricht Wolof - und selbst Schwarzenegger wird umbesetzt. Im afrikanischen Film übernehmen schwarze Schauspieler Rollen, die in Europa und den USA weißen Darstellern vorbehalten sind. Die Rollen der Weißen werden zu einem Imaginationsraum, der eine Inszenierung von Planspielen ermöglicht. Cassis Kilian zeigt: Die afrikanischen Regisseure nutzen die Rollen als Verhandlungsplattform, auf der sie den Umgang mit postkolonialen Gegebenheiten, etwa dem kolonialen Erbe, neokolonialen Strukturen oder der Hegemonie westlicher Medien erproben.



Cultural Entrepreneurship In Africa

Cultural Entrepreneurship in Africa PDF
Author: Ute Röschenthaler
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2015-11-19
ISBN: 1317529618
Size: 27.59 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 318
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Cultural Entrepreneurship In Africa

by Ute Röschenthaler, Cultural Entrepreneurship In Africa Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Cultural Entrepreneurship In Africa books, This book seeks to widen perspectives on entrepreneurship by drawing attention to the diverse and partly new forms of entrepreneurial practice in Africa since the 1990s. Contrary to widespread assertions, figures of success have been regularly observed in Africa since pre-colonial times. The contributions account for these historical continuities in entrepreneurship, and identify the specifically new political and economic context within which individuals currently probe and invent novel forms of enterprise. Based on ethnographically contextualized life stories and case studies of female and male entrepreneurs, the volume offers a vivid and multi-perspectival account of their strategies, visions and ventures in domains as varied as religious proselytism, politics, tourism, media, music, prostitution, funeral organization, and education. African cultural entrepreneurs have a significant economic impact, attract the attention of large groups of people, serve as role models for many youths, and contribute to the formation of new popular cultures.