ISBN: 0719072026 / ISBN-13: 9780719072024
Postcolonial African Cinema: Ten Directors
"Postcolonial African Cinema "constitutes a new departure in African film studies. Recognizing the maturity of the field and the need for complex yet ... Show synopsis "Postcolonial African Cinema "constitutes a new departure in African film studies. Recognizing the maturity of the field and the need for complex yet accessible approaches that move beyond the purely descriptive while refusing to get bogged down in theoretical jargon. This is the first introduction of its kind to an important cross-section of postcolonial African filmmakers from the 1950s to the present. Building on previous critical work in the field, this volume brings together ideas from a range of disciplines to combine the in-depth analysis of individual films and bodies of work by individual directors. Chapters provide an overview of the director's output to date and the necessary background to give a better understanding of the director's choice of subject matter, aesthetic or formal strategies, and ideological stance.