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Title:Instructional Cinema in Colonial Africa: An Historical Reappraisal
Author:Shaka, Femi O.
Year:1999
Periodical:Ufahamu
Volume:27
Issue:1-3
Pages:27-47
Language:English
Geographic terms:Subsaharan Africa
Africa
Subjects:cinema
basic education
colonial period
colonialism
History and Exploration
Architecture and the Arts
Literature, Mass Media and the Press
Abstract:The introduction of instructional cinema in colonial sub-Saharan Africa was informed by the desire to use the film medium as a vehicle for instruction, social mobilization, and community development efforts. The films of colonial African instructional cinema differed from those of colonialist African cinema in the way in which African subjectivity and culture, in its varied nationalities, was constructed. Examples are the films of the Bantu Educational Cinema Experiment and similar projects inspired by this pioneer effort, such as those of the Colonial Film Unit of the British colonial government, and the Film and Photo Bureau and the Congolese Centre for Catholic Action Cinema in the Belgian Congo. Bibliogr., sum.
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