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By Josef Gugler

ISBN-10: 0253216435

ISBN-13: 9780253216434

In African movie: Re-imagining a Continent, Josef Gugler presents an creation to African cinema via an research of 15 movies made by means of African filmmakers. those administrators got down to re-image Africa; their movies supply Western audience the chance to re-imagine the continent and its humans. As some degree of comparability, extra motion pictures on Africa—one from Hollywood, the opposite from apartheid South Africa—serve to focus on African directors’ altogether varied views.

Gugler’s interpretation considers the monetary and technical problems of African movie creation, the meant audiences in Africa and the West, the limitations on distribution, and the severe reception of the flicks.

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