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The Resource African film and literature : adapting violence to the screen, Lindiwe Dovey

African film and literature : adapting violence to the screen, Lindiwe Dovey

Label
African film and literature : adapting violence to the screen
Title
African film and literature
Title remainder
adapting violence to the screen
Statement of responsibility
Lindiwe Dovey
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Analyzing a range of South African and West African films inspired by African and non-African literature, Lindiwe Dovey identifies a specific trend in contemporary African filmmaking-one in which filmmakers are using the embodied audiovisual medium of film to offer a critique of physical and psychological violence. Against a detailed history of the medium's savage introduction and exploitation by colonial powers in two very different African contexts, Dovey examines the complex ways in which African filmmakers are preserving, mediating, and critiquing their own cultures while seeking a united vision of the future. More than merely representing socio-cultural realities in Africa, these films engage with issues of colonialism and postcolonialism, 'updating' both the history and the literature they adapt to address contemporary audiences in Africa and elsewhere. Through this deliberate and radical re-historicization of texts and realities, Dovey argues that African filmmakers have developed a method of filmmaking that is altogether distinct from European and American forms of adaptation."--Book cover
Member of
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
OCLCE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dovey, Lindiwe
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • filmographies
Series statement
Film and culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Motion pictures
  • Africa
  • Violence in motion pictures
  • ART
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Motion pictures
  • Violence in motion pictures
  • Africa
  • Gewalt
  • Afrika
  • Film
Label
African film and literature : adapting violence to the screen, Lindiwe Dovey
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-324) and index
  • Includes filmography: pages 289-298
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cinema and violence in South Africa -- Fools and victims : adapting rationalized rape into feminist film -- Redeeming features : screening HIV/AIDS, screening out rape in Gavin Hood's Tsotsi -- From black and white to "coloured" : racial identity in 1950s and 1990s South Africa in two versions of A walk in the night -- Audio-visualizing "invisible" violence : remaking and reinventing Cry, the beloved country -- Cinema and violence in francophone West Africa -- Losing the plot, restoring the lost chapter : Aristotle in Cameroon -- African incar(me)nation : Joseph Gaï Ramaka's Karmen geï (2001) -- Humanizing the Old Testament's origins, historicizing genocide's origins : Cheick Oumar Sissoko's La genèse (1999)
Control code
ocn682096602
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 334 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231519380
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.7312/dove14754
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt2711cf
  • 1ffca651-78ea-4134-8e07-7adaf65a1c6f
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)682096602
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
African film and literature : adapting violence to the screen, Lindiwe Dovey
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-324) and index
  • Includes filmography: pages 289-298
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cinema and violence in South Africa -- Fools and victims : adapting rationalized rape into feminist film -- Redeeming features : screening HIV/AIDS, screening out rape in Gavin Hood's Tsotsi -- From black and white to "coloured" : racial identity in 1950s and 1990s South Africa in two versions of A walk in the night -- Audio-visualizing "invisible" violence : remaking and reinventing Cry, the beloved country -- Cinema and violence in francophone West Africa -- Losing the plot, restoring the lost chapter : Aristotle in Cameroon -- African incar(me)nation : Joseph Gaï Ramaka's Karmen geï (2001) -- Humanizing the Old Testament's origins, historicizing genocide's origins : Cheick Oumar Sissoko's La genèse (1999)
Control code
ocn682096602
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 334 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231519380
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.7312/dove14754
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt2711cf
  • 1ffca651-78ea-4134-8e07-7adaf65a1c6f
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)682096602
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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