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Book Book Leiden University catalogue Leiden University catalogue
Title:Viewing African cinema in the twenty-first century: art films and the Nollywood video revolution
Editors:Saul, MahirISNI
Austen, Ralph A.ISNI
City of publisher:Athens, OH
Publisher:Ohio University Press
ISBN:0821419307; 9780821419304; 0821419315; 9780821419311
Geographic term:Africa
Abstract:African cinema in the 1960s resembled art cinema of contemporary Europe and relied on support from the French film industry. But since the 1990s, mass marketed films shot on less expensive video cameras, or 'Nollywood' films, came to dominate African cinema. This volume brings together a number of essays on these contrasting cinema forms: Part I, The 'problem' of Nollywood: What is to be done? Film studies and Nigerian and Ghanaian videos (Jonathan Haynes); Nollywood and its critics (Onookome Okome); Ghanaian popular video movies between State film policies and Nollywood: discourses and tensions (Birgit Meyer); Islam, Hausa culture, and censorship in Northern Nigerian video film (Abdalla Uba Adamu); Nollywood goes East: the localization of Nigerian video films in Tanzania (Matthias Krings); Part II, Imported films and their African audiences: Commentary and orality in African film reception (Vincent Bouchard); Songs, stories, action!: audience preferences in Tanzania, 1950s-1980s (Laura Fair); Part III, FESPACO/art film in the light of Nollywood: Art, politics, and commerce in francophone African cinema (Mahir Saul); Outside the machine? Donor values and the case of film in Tanzania (Jane Bryce); 'Emitaļ': basic stylistic elements: shot length, camera movement, and character movement (Peter Rist); Curses, nightmares, and realities: cautionary pedagogy in FESPACO films and Igbo videos (Stefan Sereda); The return of the Mercedes: from Ousmane Sembene to Kenneth Nnebue (Lindsey Green-Simms); U.S. distribution of African film: California Newsreel's library of African cinema: a case study (Cornelius Moore). [ASC Leiden abstract]