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Title:Eco-cinema, sustainability and Africa: a reading of 'Out of Africa' (1985), 'The Constant Gardener' (2005) and 'District 9' (2010)
Author:Brereton, PatISNI
Year:2013
Periodical:Journal of African Cinemas (ISSN 1754-923X)
Volume:5
Issue:2
Pages:219-235
Language:English
Geographic terms:Africa
United States
Subjects:films
environment
postcolonialism
stereotypes
Link:https://doi.org/10.1386/jac.5.2.219_1
Abstract:The language of eco-sustainability is beginning to become accepted as part of the common global culture. The long established tradition of Hollywood films set in Africa appears to use the continent to tell a white and western story, while also reaffirming the Western archetype of Africans not being able to live peacefully and wallowing in internecine wars. In this article the author signals how an ecological, revisionist reading of three seminal (Hollywood) African films might be made. Bibliogr., notes, sum. [Journal abstract, edited]
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