Flickering Shadows: Cinema and Identity in Colonial Zimbabwe

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Every European power in Africa made motion pictures for its subjects, but no state invested as heavily in these films, and expected as much from them, as the British colony of Southern Rhodesia. "Flickering Shadows" is the first book to explore this little-known world of colonial cinema. J. M. Burns pieces together the history of the cinema in Rhodesia, examining film production, audience reception, and state censorship, to reconstruct the story of how Africans in one nation became consumers of motion pictures. Movies were ...

Flickering Shadows: Cinema and Identity in Colonial Zimbabwe 2002, Ohio University Press

ISBN-13: 9780896802247

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