African Filmmaking: North and South of the Sahara
Indiana University Press, 2006 - 224 pages
African cinema is a vibrant, diverse, and relatively new art form, which continues to draw the attention of an ever-expanding worldwide audience. African Filmmaking is the first comprehensive study in English linking filmmaking in the Maghreb with that in the 12 independent states of francophone West Africa. Roy Armes examines a wide range of issues common to filmmakers throughout the region: the socio-political context, filmmaking in Africa before the mid-1960s, the involvement of African and French governments, questions of national and cultural identity, the issue of globalization, and, especially, the work of the filmmakers themselves over the past 40 years, with particular emphasis on younger filmmakers. Armes offers a wealth of information and a unique perspective on the history and future of African filmmaking.
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Abderrahmane Sissako actor African cinema African film African filmmakers Ahmed Ahmed Rachedi Algerian Algerian cinema Algiers Arab audience beginning Bekolo born Burkina Faso Bye Bye Africa Cameroon Cinémas africains Cinémas du Maghreb Cinématographique Cisse co-production colonial comedy confront contemporary cultural identity Dani Kouyaté debut depicted Diop Mambety directors Djibril Diop Mambety documentary Egyptian cinema exile Faouzi Bensaidi father feature films Ferid Boughedir fictional feature figure film ends film production film school film's France francophone French funding girl griot Hamina Haroun Hondo Ibid Idrissa Ouedraogo independence interview Islam Kabore Lakhdar Hamina language Lilia lives Maghreb Maghrebian Mahamat Saleh Haroun Mali Mohamed Moroccan Morocco mother Muslim narrative Olivier Barlet organisation Ousmane Paris played political post-independence postcolonial protagonist Raja Amari role Sahara scenes Semberle Senegal shot social society story style Sub-Saharan television traditional Tunis Tunisian village voice-over Wend Kuuni woman women young