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Black Camera

Spring 2012

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Table of Contents

Call for Close-Up Submissions

Beyoncé: Media and Cultural Icon

Forging a New Path: Plurality, Social Change, and Innovation in Contemporary Senegalese Cinema

Selma: The Historical Record and the American Imaginary


Spike Lee's Documentaries: The Creative Art of Making Nonfiction
- Delphine Letort

Addressing the "Negro Problem": Rethinking the Coon and the Mammy in King of the Zombies and Revenge of the Zombies
- Toni Pressley-Sanon

Every Nigger Is a Star: Reimagining Blackness from Post-Civil Rights America to the Postindependence Caribbean
- Erica Moiah James

Benoît Ramampy (1947-1996): A Life Dedicated to Cinema
- Karine Blanchon


On Practicing an Independent African American Cinema: An Interview with Kevin Willmott
- DeWitt Douglas Kilgore

Close-Up: Black Film and Black Visual Culture

- Keith Harris

"Black Is ..." and That's the Beauty of It: Ten Propositions Concerning the Visible and the Visual, in Consideration of Black Cinema and Black Visual Culture
- Keith Harris

Building the Black (Universal) Archive and the Architecture of Black Cinema
- Lauren McLeod Cramer

Conscious Quiet as a Mode of Black Visual Culture
- Lokeilani Kaimana

B.A.D. (Black Abstraction Dreaming): A Conversation with Kevin Jerome Everson
- Michael Boyce Gillespie

In a (Not So) Silent Way: Listening Past Black Visuality in Symbiopsychotaxiplasm
- Charles "Chip" P. Linscott

Blackness and the Image of Motility: A Suspenseful Critique
- Alessandra Raengo

Africultures Dossier

"Coming to Terms with the Past Will Allow One to Continue": Interview with Leyla Bouzid about As I Open My Eyes
- Olivier Barlet

"I Am Not Interested in Denouncing Polygamy: My Film Goes Beyond That": Interview with Angèle Diabang about So Long a Letter
- Olivier Barlet

"It Is Up to Us to Work on Our Own Complexes": An Interview with Alice Diop
- Olivier Barlet

African Women in Cinema Dossier

African Women and the Documentary: Storytelling, Visualizing History, from the Personal to the Political
- Beti Ellerson

Book Reviews

Ashley Clark, Facing Blackness: Media and Minstrelsy in Spike Lee's Bamboozled
-Christopher Lloyd

Allyson Nadia Field, Uplift Cinema: The Emergence of African American Film and the Possibility of Black Modernity
- Julie Lavelle

Joseph Gugler, Ten Arab Filmmakers: Political Dissent and Social Critique
- Sheila Petty

Montré Aza Missouri, Black Magic Woman and Narrative Film: Race, Sex, and Afro-Religiosity
- Maria Abegunde

Litheko Modesane, South Africa's Renegade Reels: The Making and Public Lives of Black-Centered Films
- Jordache Ellapen

Archival Spotlight

Richard E. Norman and Race Filmmaking: Reprocessing and Digitization
- Dorothy Berry and Megan MacDonald