Contemporary Cinema of Africa and the Diaspora

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Author(s): Anjali Prabhu
Original Publish Date: Apr 17, 2014
Product Number: EB00357790
Released: May 21, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781118588697
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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Description

Analyzing art house films from the African continent and the African diaspora, this book showcases a new generation of auteurs with African origins from political, aesthetic, and spectatorship perspectives. -Focuses on art house cinema and discusses commercial African cinema -Enlarges our understanding of African film to include thematic and aesthetic influence -Highlights aesthetic and political aspects including racial identity, women's issues, and diaspora -Heavily illustrated with over 90 film stills -Features selected stills integral to the filmic analysis in full color -Moves beyond Western-oriented analytical paradigms

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