Furnishes 3,000 citations on literature published after 1987, much of which was originally published in African newspapers & magazines & is not cited in other bibliographies. In addition to more detailed & lengthy annotations, the guide features six indexes & two introductory essays.
A comprehensive guide to the black experience both on film and behind the camera. Offers an historical perspective on the black image in film, bibliographical material on filmmakers and individual artists. Furnishes extensive coverage of developments in filmmaking in Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, Europe, and the Caribbean, followed by a thorough examination of the African-American film experience.
Information about twenty-five sub-Saharan African filmmakers consisting of a biography, filmography, and thematic analyses of individual films. Varying critical viewpoints are brought to bear from both African and non-African perspectives.
Detailed information on major African and Arab film-makers from the main film-producing countries: Algeria, Burkina Faso, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Madagascar, Mali, Senegal, Somalia, Tanzania, Tunisia, and Zaire. It also includes important film directors from Southern African states--Angola, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and others--as well as from other African republics. Each entry gives details of the film-maker's career and a complete list of films made.
Intended as a guide to the filmmakers and films of the African cinema, this reference book also provides the framework for understanding the history and development of African film with respect to its situation in world cinema. The goals and achievements of African film are studied with respect to the forces that impact it, such as colonialism and racism. The importance of the creative efforts of African filmmakers and the diversity of their approaches to cinema are explored. Examined as well are the views of Africa presented by European colonial filmmakers. The listings include critical analysis, bio-bibliography, and filmographies.