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Dictionary of African Filmmakers

Roy Armes

Publication Year: 2008

Compiled by eminent Africanist film scholar Roy Armes, Dictionary of African Filmmakers is an inclusive, comprehensive treatment of films and filmmaking on the African continent. The dictionary covers African feature filmmaking from the first locally produced films to today's thriving film industry, listing 5,415 films made by 1,253 filmmakers in 37 countries. Part 1 includes information on filmmakers and provides date and place of birth, training or film experience, other creative activities, and a list of feature films produced. Part 2 presents a national chronology, filmography, and bibliography for each country producing feature films. Part 3 indexes film titles and provides translations into English or French where appropriate. This book is an essential reference tool for anyone who wants to know more about the vibrant and exciting world of African film.

Published by: Indiana University Press


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p. ix

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pp. xi-xii

This book is essentially a work of synthesis, and in compiling it, I have drawn on the full range of resources in my library, listed in the bibliography or at the end of the chronologies in the national listings. ...

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Introduction: Mapping the Field—Feature Filmmaking in Africa

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pp. 1-14

There is no single entity called “African cinema,” and the films produced in Africa over the past hundred years offer at best a very partial (if totally fascinating) image of the history and current development of the continent. Africa itself can be defined unambiguously in geographical terms: ...

Part 1

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p. 15

African Feature Filmmakers

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pp. 17-136

Part 2

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p. 137

Feature Film Chronologies

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pp. 139-262

Part 3

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p. 263

Index of Film Titles

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pp. 265-392


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pp. 393-397

E-ISBN-13: 9780253000422
E-ISBN-10: 0253000424
Print-ISBN-13: 9780253351166

Page Count: 416
Publication Year: 2008

OCLC Number: 312831976
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