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Title:Hollywood's Africa after 1994
Editor:Higgins, MaryEllenISNI
Year:2012
Pages:274
Language:English
City:Athens, Ohio
Publisher:Ohio University Press
ISBN:9780821420157
Geographic term:Africa
Subjects:cinema
films
stereotypes
human rights
foreign intervention
Abstract:This edited work investigates Hollywood's colonial film legacy in the postapartheid era, and contemplates what has changed in the West's and Hollywood's representations of Africa. The contributors question matters such as the representation of child soldiers, genocide, the exploitation of the poor by mutinationals, dictatorial rule, among many other twenty-first century projections of human rights issues. The films discussed (for example, Hotel Rwanda, District 9, Blood Diamond) construct implicit and explicit arguments about the effects of Western intervention in Africa. Contributors: Joyce B. Ashuntantang, Kimberly Nichele Brown, Jane Bryce, Earl Conteh-Morgan, Christopher Garland, Harry Garuba, Ricardo Guthrie, Kenneth W. Harrow, Maryellen Higgings, Margaret R. Higonnet, Natasha Himmelman, Bennetta Jules-Rosette, Clifford T. Manlove, Christopher Odhiambo Joseph, Iyunolo Osagie, J.R. Osborn, Dayna Oscherwitz, Lea Marie Ruiz-Ade. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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