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About Black Camera


Michael T. Martin

Editorial and Production Manager

Allison Brown

Assistant Editor

Cole Nelson
Joseph Roskos
Yalie Kamara

Film & Book Review Editor

David C. Wall

Advisory Editorial Board

Akin Adesokan, Indiana University, United States
Roy Armes, Middlesex University, United Kingdom (Emeritus)
Erna Beumers, Conservator Afrika, Netherlands
Eileen Julien, Indiana University, United States
Gaston Kabore, IMAGINE--Film Training Institute, Burkina Faso
Delphine Letort, Universite of Le Mans, France
Bruce Paddington, University of the West Indies at St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago
Lucia Saks, AFDA Cape Town, South Africa 
David C. Wall, Utah State University, United States
Lamont Yeakey, California State University, Los Angeles, United States

The Editor gratefully acknowledges the support for the publication of this journal by The Media School, Indiana University Bloomington.

Black Camera: An International Journal

An international scholarly film journal, Black Camera constitutes a new platform for the study and documentation of the black cinematic experience in the world.

  • It privileges neglected and/or understudied sites of black filmmaking, features essays that engage film in social as well as political contexts and in relation to historical and globalizing processes.
  • The journal includes interviews with emerging and prominent filmmakers, editorials, book and film reviews, documents archival notes and research reports, and addresses a wide range of genres—including documentary, experimental film and video, animation, musicals, and comedy.
  • The journal devotes issues or sections of issues to national cinemas as well as to independent, marginal, and oppositional films and other cinematic formations.
  • Our project is to document, encourage, and invigorate research and study of black filmmaking as an art form, cultural and political practice, and historical activity; engage in conversation with cinematic traditions, movements and practices in world cinema; stimulate new, and refresh traditional, theoretical and analytical perspectives; privilege the study of new forms of cinematic practice and production; disseminate research to enhance the teaching of black film; and serve as a repository and showcase for black artistic and intellectual achievement.
  • Black Camera also constitutes a forum to debate and challenge received and ensconced views and assumptions about filmmaking in the African diaspora, where new, evolving, and long-standing cinematic formations and traditions are in play.
  • Our readership is you: scholar/researchers, media professionals and cineastes, and the public interested generally in cultural production and visual forms of representation.

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