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Title:'Elelwani' (2012): a Third Cinema analysis of a Venda tale of a young woman's journey of self-discovery
Author:Tager, MicheleISNI
Year:2017
Periodical:Journal of African Cinemas (ISSN 1754-923X)
Volume:9
Issue:1
Pages:3-18
Language:English
Geographic term:South Africa
Subjects:films
Venda language
African identity
empowerment
Link:https://doi.org/10.1386/jac.9.1.3_1
Abstract:'Elelwani' directed by Wa-Luruli in 2012 is a Tshivenda film based on a novel by Titus Ntsieni Maumela. The film highlights the subjugation and oppression of women in Tshivenda culture by telling the story of a young woman who returns to her family's rural home in Venda, South Africa, after completing her education, only to be informed by her parents that she is obligated to marry the King in return for the education she received, as well as to save her family from financial ruin. This article presents an analysis of 'Elelwani' in terms of aspects of Third Cinema theory, with a view to showing how the film tells an African story and delivers its message of female empowerment. Bibliogr., sum. [Journal abstract]
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