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African filmmaking : five formations / edited by Kenneth W. Harrow.

Contributor(s): Harrow, Kenneth W [editor,, author.].
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.African humanities and the arts: Publisher: East Lansing : Michigan State University Press, 2017Description: 1 online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781609175276; 1609175271.Subject(s): Motion picture industry -- Africa | Motion pictures -- Social aspects -- AfricaAdditional physical formats: Print version:: African filmmaking.DDC classification: 791.43096 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
African francophone cinema / by Olivier Barlet and Kenneth W. Harrow -- Anglophone West Africa: commercial video / by Jonathan Haynes -- The Egyptian film industry: popular cinema / by Viola Shafik -- The rise and fall and rise again of the cinemas of the Maghreb: from the 1960s to the new millennium / by Valerie K. Orlando -- Film production in South Africa: histories, practices, policies / by Jacqueline Maingard.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

African francophone cinema / by Olivier Barlet and Kenneth W. Harrow -- Anglophone West Africa: commercial video / by Jonathan Haynes -- The Egyptian film industry: popular cinema / by Viola Shafik -- The rise and fall and rise again of the cinemas of the Maghreb: from the 1960s to the new millennium / by Valerie K. Orlando -- Film production in South Africa: histories, practices, policies / by Jacqueline Maingard.

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CHOICE Review

With the rise of scholarly interest in African filmmaking and filmmakers, this timely collection of essays provides an excellent entry point into the history of this diverse and ever-evolving cinema. Written by scholars well versed in this subject (Harrow, Michigan State, among them), the essays focus on five specific "film formations" in Africa--African Francophone, West African Anglophone, Egyptian, Maghrebian, and South African--providing an engaging and informative overview of each. In addition, the volume examines the influence of Western cinema and governments (both American and European) on the production and distribution of African films and how African filmmakers (especially in Nigeria) circumvent traditional exhibition roadblocks through the use of streaming and "straight to video" releases. Though colonialism as an official practice in Africa no longer exists, these essays demonstrate that its remnants still linger, especially in African Francophone cinema production, and impact what does and does not get produced. Likewise, the text studies the impact of social and governmental change on African cinema and how the films produced reflect these changes. This an excellent historical snapshot of cinema production in Africa. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Lower-division undergraduates through faculty and professionals. --Antoinette F. Winstead, Our Lady of the Lake University

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Kenneth W. Harrow is Distinguished Professor of English at Michigan State University. His work focuses on African cinema and literature and diaspora and postcolonial studies.<br>

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