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Black Camera

Fall 2014

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Table of Contents

Call for Close-Up Submissions

Django Unchained
- Joi Carr


Cinema as Political Activism: Contemporary Meanings in The Spook Who Sat by the Door
- Marilyn Yaquinto

Charles Burnett’s Dialogic Aesthetics: My Brother’s Wedding as a Bridge between Killer of Sheep and To Sleep with Anger
- Amy Corbin

Special Feature

Conversations with Ava DuVernay -- "A Call to Action": Organizing Principles of an Activist Cinematic Practice
- Michael T. Martin, Ava DuVernay

Close-Up: Postcolonial Filmmaking in French-speaking Countries

Introduction: Postcolonial Migration Stories on Screen
-Delphine Letort, Guest Editor

The Algerian War: Memory through Cinema
- Benjamin Stora, Jarrett Anderson

Looking Elsewhere to Film and Capture Life: Transnational Journeys, Nomadism, and Cultural Métissage in Tony Gatlif’s Cinema
-Isabelle Vanderschelden

Farida Benlyazid and Juanita Narboni: Two Women from Tangier
-Florence Martin

Rethinking the Diaspora through the Legacy of Slavery in Rachid Bouchareb’s Little Senegal
- Delphine Letort

Cassava Westerns: Ways of Watching Abderrahmane Sissako
- Tsitsi Jaji

How to Get to Barcelona or Die Trying: Postcolonial Poverty and Migration in Moussa Touré’s La Pirogue
-Jeanne Garane

Close-Up Gallery

Women on the Algerian Art Scene: Interrogating the Postcolonial Gaze through Documentary and Video Art
- Delphine Letort, Emmanuelle Cherel

Africultures Dossier

“We need to think again from the beginning!”: Interview with Erez Pery about Sderot, Last Exit, and the School of Sound and Screen Arts at Sappir College, Israel
- Olivier Barlet, Erez Pery

Sderot, seconde classe / Sderot, Last Exit by Osvalde Lewat (review)
- Olivier Barlet, Melissa Thackway

Ici on noie les Algériens: 17 Octobre 1961 / Here We Drown Algerians: October 17, 1961 by Yasmina Adi (review)
-Olivier Barlet, Beti Ellerson

Sur la planche / On the Edge by Leïla Kilani (review)
- Olivier Barlet, Beti Ellerson

Book Reviews

The Films of Ousmane Sembène: Discourse, Politics, and Culture by Amadou Fofana (review)
-Jason Silverman

Hip Hop Africa: New African Music in a Globalizing World ed. by Eric Charry (review)
-Imani Kai Johnson

Archival News

News from the Black Film Center/Archive
- Nzingha Kendall