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Black Camera

Spring 2021

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Table of Contents


Gaston J.M. Kabore and Michael T. Martin

I. Colonial Formations

Colonial Cinema
- Roy Armes

The Colonialist Regime of Representation, 1945-1960
- James E. Genova

Politics of Cultural Conversion in Colonialist African Cinema
- Femi Okiremuete Shaka

The African Bioscope - Movie-House Culture in British Colonial Africa
- James Burns

From the Inside: The Colonial Film Unit and the Beginning of the End
- Tom Rice

The Independence Generation: Film Culture and the Anti-Colonial Struggle in the 1950s
- Odile Goerg

II. Constituting African Cinema

What is Cinema for Us?
- Med Hondo

A Cinema Fighting for Its Liberation
- Ferid Boughedir

Where Are the African Women Filmmakers?
- Haile Gerima

The FESPACI and Its Artistic Legacies
- Sada Niang

The Six Decades of African Film
- Olivier Barlet

Africa, The Last Cinema
- Clyde Taylor

The Pan-African Cinema Movement: Achievements, Misadventures, and Failures (1969-2020)
- Ferid Boughedir

III. Theorizing African Cinema

African Cinema(s): Definitions, Identity, and Theoretical Considerations
- Alexie Tcheuyap

Theorizing African Cinema: Contemporary African Cinematic Discourse and Its Discontents
- Esiaba Irobi

The Theoretical Construction of African Cinema
- Stephen A. Zacks

Toward a Critical Theory of Third World Films
- Teshome H. Gabriel

Africans Filming Africa: Guestioning Theories of an Authentic African Cinema
- David Murphy

Tradition/Modernity and the Discourse of African Cinema
- Jude Akudinobi

Toward a Theory of Orality in African Cinema
- Keyan G. Tomaselli, Arnold Shepperson, and Maureen Eke

Film and the Problem of Languages in Africa
- Paulin Soumanou Vieyra

In Defense of African Film Studies
- Boukary Sawadogo

IV. Articulations of African Cinema

Dossier 1: Key Dates in the History of African Cinema
- Curated by Olivier Barlet and Claude Forest

Dossier 2: Ousmane Sembene
- Curated by Sada Niang and Samba Gadjigo

Dossier 3: African Women in Cinema
- Curated by Beti Ellerson

The Taking of the Cinemateca Brasileira
- Darlene Sadlier