New African Cinema - Quick Takes: Movies and Popular Culture (Paperback)Valerie K. Orlando (author)
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Orlando illuminates the diverse themes evident in the works of filmmakers such as Ousmane Sembene's Ceddo (Senegal, 1977), Sarah Maldoror's Sambizanga (Angola, 1972), Assia Djebar's La Nouba des femmes de Mont Chenoua (The Circle of women of Mount Chenoua, Algeria, 1978), Zeze Gamboa's The Hero (Angola, 2004) and Abderrahmane Sissako's Timbuktu (Mauritania, 2014), among others. Orlando also considers the influence of major African film schools and their traditions, as well as European and American influences on the marketing and distribution of African film. For those familiar with the polemics of African film, or new to them, Orlando offers a cogent analytical approach that is engaging.
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Number of pages: 160
Weight: 159 g
Dimensions: 178 x 114 x 12 mm
"An impeccable introduction to the exciting films being produced today, New African Cinema delineates the important broad distinctions between Anglophone and Francophone movies, and the finer lines between North African, sub-Saharan, West African, Maghrebian, and other regional bodies of film."--Kenneth W. Harrow "author of Trash! African Cinema from Below "