African Videos

African Videos
The emergence of  popular video Movie industries represents the most important and exciting development in African cultural production in recent history. Since its inception in the 1960s, African filmmaking has been a “paradoxical activity” (Barlet 2000, 238). Born out of  the historical struggle of  decolonization and a commitment to represent “Africa from an African perspective” (Armes 2006, 68), the work of  socially committed African filmmakers has not generated a mass audience on the continent.Under current conditions marked by the international hegemony of  dominant cinema industries, the dilapidated state of  cinema houses in Africa, and
the prohibitive expense of  producing celluloid films, African filmmakers have become locked in a relationship of  dependency with funding sources and distribution networks located in the global North. As a consequence, African films remain “foreigners in their own countries” (Sama 1996, 148), more likely to be found in Europe and North America on film festival screens and in university libraries than projected in cinemas or broadcast on television in Africa

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The Last Fishing Boat

The Last Fishing Boat

The Last Fishing Boat explores the collision between African traditional culture and modernisation ,..

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