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Author Gugler, Josef.

Title African film : re-imagining a continent / Josef Gugler
Published Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 2003

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 MELB  791.43096 Gug/Afr  AVAILABLE
Description xiii, 202 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents 17 films in 17 sentences -- Preface -- Basic indicators for African countries -- Political map of Africa -- Introduction : Africans re-image Africa -- Historical map of Africa -- Recovering the African past -- Out of Africa (1985) : settler romance in nature paradise -- Yaaba (1989) : friendship in the village that time forgot -- Keïta! (1995) : transmitting the Sundjata to the next generation -- Fighting colonialism -- Sambizanga (1972) : the martyr, his family, and the movement -- Flame (1996) : a twofold struggle -- The struggle for majority rule in South Africa -- The gods must be crazy (1980) : the world according to apartheid -- The dry white season (1989) : a white awakening -- Mapantsula (1988) : Black resistance to white oppression -- Fools (1997) : ordinary people under apartheid -- Betrayals of independence -- Kongi's harvest (1970) : traditional splendor and modern oppression -- Xala (1974) : impotence sexual, cultural, economic, and political -- Tableau Ferraille (1997) : the rise and abrupt fall of an honest politician -- The blue eyes of Yonta (1992) : was the struggle in vain? -- The exploited & neglected peasantry -- Finzan (1990) : gender conflict and village solidarity -- Kasarmu ce (1991) : peasant Islam and urban corruption -- Between the African mass market & international recognition -- Kini and Adams (1997) : the vagaries of adult friendship -- La vie est belle (1987) : it's a wonderful life -- Epilogue : re-imagining ourselves
Summary Discusses the films Out of Africa, Yaaba, Keita!, Sambizanga, Flame, The gods must be crazy, A dry white season, Mapantsula, Fools, Kongi's harvest, Xala, Tableau ferraille, The blue eyes of Yonta, Finzan, Kasarmu Ce, Kini and Adams, and La vie est belle
Notes Originally published: Oxford : J. Currey, 2003
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Motion pictures -- Africa.
Africa -- In motion pictures.
LC no. 2003014797
ISBN 025334350X (cloth : alk. paper)
9780253343505 (cloth : alk. paper)
0253216435 (paper : alk. paper)
9780253216434 (paper : alk. paper)
0852555628 (James Currey cloth)
9780852555620 (James Currey cloth)
085255561X (James Currey paper)
9780852555613 (James Currey paper)