Abstract

Abstract:

This essay reframes African cinema and discusses it along the lines of a philosophy of relationality. This approach not only aligns questions of aesthetics inextricably with questions of politics, but allows us to differentiate a complex epistemology within the realm of the aesthetic itself. It argues against an ideological fixation of fundamental difference, as between Africa and the rest of the world, therefore eschewing Third Cinema’s protocol of didacticism and realism. Instead, with Post–Third Cinema, an aesthetic of sensible intensities comes into focus, leaving the fixed place reserved to the category of African cinema by essentialist thought and moving toward a universal understanding of cinematography in the age of global media culture.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1527-1978
Print ISSN
0001-9887
Pages
pp. 22-41
Launched on MUSE
2019-01-30
Open Access
No
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