The Resource Black African cinema, Nwachukwu Frank Ukadike

Black African cinema, Nwachukwu Frank Ukadike

Label
Black African cinema
Title
Black African cinema
Statement of responsibility
Nwachukwu Frank Ukadike
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
From the proselytizing lantern slides of early Christian missionaries to contemporary films that look at Africa through an African lens, N. Frank Ukadike explores the development of black African cinema. He examines the impact of culture and history, and of technology and co-production, on filmmaking throughout Africa. Every aspect of African contact with and contribution to cinematic practices receives attention: British colonial cinema the thematic and stylistic diversity of the pioneering "francophone" films the effects of television on the motion picture industry and patterns of television documentary filmmaking in "anglophone" regions. Ukadike gives special attention to the growth of independent production in Ghana and Nigeria, the unique Yoruba theater-film tradition, and the militant liberationist tendencies of "lusophone" filmmakers. He offers a lucid discussion of oral tradition as a creative matrix and the relationship between cinema and other forms of popular culture. And, by contrasting "new" African films with those based on the traditional paradigm, he explores the trends emerging from the eighties and nineties
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ukadike, Nwachukwu Frank
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1993.5.A35
LC item number
U4 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Motion pictures
  • Afrique noire au cinéma
  • Motion pictures
  • Filmkunst
  • Cinema
  • Cinéma
  • Africa, Sub-Saharan
Label
Black African cinema, Nwachukwu Frank Ukadike
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 343-355) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 1. Africa and the Cinema. Information and Entertainment Media in Black Africa before the Arrival of Cinema. Some Early Contacts with the Cinema. Western Images of Africa: Genealogy of an Ideological Formulation. Banishing the Exotic: Toward a Positive Image? -- 2. Francophone Origins. General Trends and the Problems of Development: An Overview. The Indigenous African Film Production. Med Hondo and Ousmane Sembene: The Schism between Theory and Practice -- 3. Developments in Anglophone Film Production. Working for the Decolonization of the Picture. The Battle of the Frames: Film, Television, and Bureaucracy. The Formation of Independent Cinema in Ghana and Nigeria. Ghana: Contrasts in Ideology and Practice. Nigeria: Paradox of Mediocrity? -- 4. The Cultural Context of Black African Cinema. Post-1970 and the Introspective Phase. Oral Tradition and the Aesthetics of Black African Cinema. Film and the Politics of Liberation -- 5. New Developments In Black African Cinema
  • Contours of an Emerging Trend: Toward a New Cinema? Narration, Transgression, and the Centrality of Culture. Toward the Tradition and the Centrality of the Paradigm -- 6. Conclusion: Whither African Cinema? The Present Situation. The Question of Aesthetics
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 371 pages
Isbn
9780520077478
Lccn
92026076
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)26401828
  • (OCoLC)ocm26401828
Label
Black African cinema, Nwachukwu Frank Ukadike
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 343-355) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 1. Africa and the Cinema. Information and Entertainment Media in Black Africa before the Arrival of Cinema. Some Early Contacts with the Cinema. Western Images of Africa: Genealogy of an Ideological Formulation. Banishing the Exotic: Toward a Positive Image? -- 2. Francophone Origins. General Trends and the Problems of Development: An Overview. The Indigenous African Film Production. Med Hondo and Ousmane Sembene: The Schism between Theory and Practice -- 3. Developments in Anglophone Film Production. Working for the Decolonization of the Picture. The Battle of the Frames: Film, Television, and Bureaucracy. The Formation of Independent Cinema in Ghana and Nigeria. Ghana: Contrasts in Ideology and Practice. Nigeria: Paradox of Mediocrity? -- 4. The Cultural Context of Black African Cinema. Post-1970 and the Introspective Phase. Oral Tradition and the Aesthetics of Black African Cinema. Film and the Politics of Liberation -- 5. New Developments In Black African Cinema
  • Contours of an Emerging Trend: Toward a New Cinema? Narration, Transgression, and the Centrality of Culture. Toward the Tradition and the Centrality of the Paradigm -- 6. Conclusion: Whither African Cinema? The Present Situation. The Question of Aesthetics
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 371 pages
Isbn
9780520077478
Lccn
92026076
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)26401828
  • (OCoLC)ocm26401828

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