Africa at the pictures / [edited by Keith Shiri]
London: National Film Theatre, 1993.
African cinema : politics & culture / Manthia Diawara
Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1992.
African film and literature : adapting violence to the screen / Lindiwe Dovey
New York: Columbia University Press, 2009.
Call No: 730.5.0(6) DOV Author: Dovey, Lindiwe Source: US Place: New York Publisher: Columbia University Press PubDate: 2009 PhysDes: xviii, 334 p. : ill. Series: Film and culture Subject: AFRICA IN FILMS; AFRICAN COUNTRIES; SOUTH AFRICA; SOUTH AFRICA IN FILMS; VIOLENCE IN FILMS; FOOLS (FR/SA/MZ/RH, Ramadan Suleman, 1996); TSOTSI (UK/SA, Gavin Hood, 2005); WALK IN THE NIGHT, A (SA, Mickey Madoda Dube, 1998); CRY THE BELOVED COUNTRY (US, Darrell Roodt, 1995); KARMEN GEÏ (SG/FR, Joseph Gaï Ramaka, 2001); GENESE, LA (ML/FR, Cheick Oumar Sissoko, 1999) Summary: "Analysing a range of South African and West African films inspired by African and non-African literature, Lindiwe Dovey idenitifies 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." - TAKEN FROM BACK COVER ISBN: 9780231147552 Donation: donated by Senses of Cinema, 2012 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 Gai¨ Ramaka's Karmen gei¨ -- Humanizing the Old Testament's origins, historicizing genocide's origins : Cheick Oumar Sissoko's La gene`se More info
The Biograph in battle : its story in the South African War related with personal experiences / W.K.-L. Dickson ; with a new introduction by Richard Brown.
Madison: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1995.
Call No: 81DIC DIC Author: Dickson, W. K. L. Edition: Facsim. reprint ed. Source: US Place: Madison Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press PubDate: 1995 PhysDes: xix, 300 p. : ill. ; 21 cm Subject: SOUTH AFRICA IN FILMS; DOCUMENTARY FILMS. AFRICAN COUNTRIES Summary: First published in 1901 and now a rare collector's item, this is cameraman Dickson's diary kept during the Biograph Company's filming on the battlefields of the Boer War. The book is being republished in a facsimile edition, with a specially commissioned introduction from film historian Richard Brown. It tells of one man's absolute determination to bring back - against great odds - a filmed record of war, at a time when the medium itself was in its infancy. Dickson's huge machine, designed by himself, weighed nearly half a ton and had to be transported everywhere in South Africa by horse-drawn cart, requiring the combined efforts of several strong men each time it had to be set up. The book is exceptional among the handful of written accounts produced in the first years of the cinema. It is a human document, written not in a mood of quiet reflection after the event, but as a vital diary recording dangerous and difficult conditions at the Front. [summary taken from Australian Library Collections] ISBN: 083863654 More info
A camera actress in the wilds of Togoland : the adventures, observations & experiences of a cinematograph actress in West African forests whilst collecting films depicting native life and when posing as the white woman in Anglo-African cinematograph dramas / by Miss M. Gehrts, with an introduction by Major H. Schomburgk, with 65 illustrations & a map
London: Seeley, Service & Co., 1915.
Call No: 81GEH GEH Author: Gehrts, Meg Source: UK Place: London Publisher: Seeley, Service & Co. PubDate: 1915 PhysDes: xx, -315,  p. : front., illus., plates, fold. map. ; 23 cm Subject: AFRICA IN FILMS Language: English More info
Filming emerging Africa : A pioneer cinematographer's scrapbook from the 1940s to the 1960s : new colour systems, new film-makers, new audiences, new developments in Southern Africa / compiled by Geoffrey Mangin
Rondebosch, Western Cape: the wordsmith, 1998.
Call No: 71(680) MAN Author: Mangin, Geoffrey Source: SA Place: Rondebosch, Western Cape Publisher: the wordsmith PubDate: 1998 PhysDes: xvi, 136 p. : ill. ; 21 cm Subject: AFRICA IN FILMS ISBN: 062022021X Donation: donated by the family of Wayne Levy, 2006 More info
A foreign country
Australian screen education (Autumn 2000) iss.22 p.90-95 More info
Leni Riefenstahl : a memoir / Leni Riefenstahl
New York: St. Martin's Press, 1993.
Call No: 81RIE RIE Author: Riefenstahl, Leni Edition: 1st U.S. ed Source: US Place: New York Publisher: St. Martin's Press PubDate: 1993 PhysDes: 669 p. : ill. ; 25 cm Subject: AFRICA IN FILMS; DOCUMENTARIES; DOCUMENTARIES. GERMANY; FASCISM AND THE CINEMA; NAZIS IN FILMS; PROPAGANDA FILMS; FANCK, ARNOLD; RIEFENSTAHL, LENI; HEILIGE BERG, DER (G, Arnold Fanck, 1926); HOLY MOUNTAIN, THE (G, Arnold Fanck, 1926); OLYMPIA (G, Leni Riefenstahl, 1938); TIEFLAND (GW, Leni Riefenstahl, 1954 [prod. 1940-1953]); TRIUMPH OF THE WILL (G, Leni Riefenstahl, 1935); TRIUMPH DES WILLENS (G, Leni Riefenstahl, 1935) Summary: "Fifteen years in the making, and first written to commemorate her ninetieth birthday, Leni Riefenstahl's memoir is a remarkable achievement in itself. Yet only Riefenstahl's extraordinary life could render this volume a minor accomplishment. Finally available in the United States, here is a passionate self-portrait by a truly original artist." -- BOOK BLURB Notes: Includes index; First published in German under the title 'Memoiren'; First published in Great Britain under the title 'The sieve of time' ISBN: 031209843X : $35.00 ($48.99 Can.) LON: 93021621; 10183426 More info
Myth, race, and power : South Africans imaged on film and TV / by Keyan Tomaselli ... [et al.]
Bellville [South Africa]: Anthropos, 1986.
Call No: 45:39 MYT Author: Tomaselli, Keyan G., 1948 Place: Bellville [South Africa] Publisher: Anthropos PubDate: 1986 PhysDes: xi, 126 p. : ill. ; 21 cm Series: Critical studies in African anthropology ; no. 1 Subject: SOUTH AFRICA; SOUTH AFRICA IN FILMS; ETHNOGRAPHIC FILMS; PROPAGANDA FILMS; PROPAGANDA FILMS. SOUTH AFRICA; THEY CAME FROM THE EAST [TV](SA, 1976) Summary: "Myth, Race and Power: South Africans Imaged on Film and TV examines films, videos and television series made by local and overseas producers. Amongst the titles discussed in detail are Laurens van der Post's Testament to the Bushman, various films made by John Marshall on the !Kung, the SABC's They Came From the East sand the British made White Tribe of Africa.
The authors discuss the very thin line between propaganda and documentary, and show how ethnographic films become prograganda in particular viewing contexts. State propaganda films examined include To Act A Lie, A Place Called Soweto and White Roots in Africa.
The book offers the most exhustive bibliography and filmography available on South African ethnographic film Notes: Includes index; Bibliography: p. 107-115; Filmography: p. 116-121 ISBN: 0620090030 (pbk.) LON: 5431246 More info
New African cinema / Vale´rie K. Orlando
New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, .
Call No: 71(6) ORL Author: Orlando, Valerie K. Place: New Jersey Publisher: Rutgers University Press PubDate:  PhysDes: viii, 175 pages ; 18 cm Series: Quick takes : movies and popular culture. Subject: AFRICA; AFRICA IN FILMS Notes: Includes bibliographical references, filmography and index.
Also issued online ISBN: 9780813579566 Contents: From revolution to the coming of age of African cinema 1960s-1990 -- New awakenings and new realities of the twenty-first century in African film -- Conclusion: the futures of African film. More info
Postnationalist African Cinemas / by Alexie Tcheuyap
Manchester: Manchester University Press : Distributed in the United States exclusively by Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
Call No: 71(6) TCH Author: Tcheuyap, Alexie Source: UK/US Place: Manchester Publisher: Manchester University Press : Distributed in the United States exclusively by Palgrave Macmillan PubDate: 2011 PhysDes: xii, 269 p. : ill. ; 23 cm Subject: AFRICAN COUNTRIES; AFRICA IN FILMS; BLACKS AND THE CINEMA. AFRICAN COUNTRIES; BLACKS IN FILMS; BLACK CINEMA Summary: Book on African Cinema - looking at comedy, choreography, crime, society, myth, sexuality, witchcraft, and African cinema today. Notes: Filmography: p. 255-258; Includes bibliographical references (p. -255) and index ISBN: 9780719083358 Contents: -- list of illustrations -- acknowledgments -- 1.African cinema and national(ist) constructions -- 2.Wealth and poverty of nationalist scholarship -- 3.Postnational(ist) imaginary and new paradigms -- 4.Structure of the book -- Notes -- ch. 1 Comedy and film -- 1.Comedic archetypes -- 2.Verbal and visual comedy -- Notes -- ch. 2 Choreographing subjects -- 1.Dance on stage -- 2.Dance, syntax and discourse -- Notes -- ch. 3 Crimes, society and the `commandement' -- 1.Africa and theories of (impossible) crime fiction -- 2.Absent investigation and the triumph of the commandement -- 3.Flawed investigations and the decline of the commandement -- Notes -- ch. 4 Myth, tragedy and cinema -- 1.On African cultural `specificity' and tragic forms -- 2.Oedipal conflicts, enemy brothers and families in crisis -- 3.Absolutism, oracles and the tragic -- Notes -- ch. 5 Epic constructions -- 1.Narrative performance -- 2.Epic magnification -- Notes -- ch. 6 (Un)masked sexuality --
1.African sexuality as category of analysis -- 2.Sex in the nation and the trouble with representation -- 3.Framing bodies and the temptation of pornography -- Notes -- ch. 7 Witchcraft and the postcolonial -- 1.From sorcery imaginary to the imaginary sorcerer -- 2.Occult side of power, power of the occult -- Notes -- conclusion: what is Africa cinema (today)? -- notes -- bibliography and filmography -- index -- More info
Representing Aboriginality : a post-colonial analysis of the key trends of representing aboriginality in South African, Australian and Aotearoa/New Zealand film / Sacha Clelland-Stokes
Hojbjerg, Denmark: Intervention Press, 2007.
Call No: 744.6 CLE Author: Clelland-Stokes, Sacha Source: NZ Place: Hojbjerg, Denmark Publisher: Intervention Press PubDate: 2007 PhysDes: 217 p. ; 21 cm Subject: INDIGENOUS; MAORI CINEMA; SOUTH AFRICA IN FILMS; AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINAL CINEMA; GREAT DANCE: A HUNTER'S STORY, THE (US, Craig Foster & Damon Foster); LAST WAVE, THE (AT, Peter Weir, 1977); ONCE WERE WARRIORS (NZ, Lee Tamahori, 1994) Summary: The book looks at aborigines in Australia, South Africa, and New Zealand, and examines the social, and political attidudes of the rest of society towards these peoples. It attempts to show how film reflects these values , and concentrates on three films: The great dance - a hunter's story, The last wave, and Once were warriors. Notes: Bibliography: p. 207-217 ISBN: 9788789825151 More info
Symbolic narratives/African cinema : audiences, theory and the moving image / Edited by June Givanni
London: British Film Institute, 2000.
Call No: 71(6) SYM Author: Givanni, June Source: UK Place: London Publisher: British Film Institute PubDate: 2000 PhysDes: xvi, 256 p.; index. Subject: AFRICA IN FILMS ISBN: 0851707378 More info
Traditions in world cinema / Linda Badley, R. Barton Palmer and Steven Jay Schneider (eds)
Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2006.
Call No: 709 TRA Source: UK Place: Edinburgh Publisher: Edinburgh University Press PubDate: 2006 PhysDes: 266 p. : 24 cm Subject: NATIONAL CULTURE AND THE CINEMA; GLOBALISATION; HISTORY OF CINEMA; MOVEMENTS IN FILM HISTORY; NEOREALISM; NOUVELLE VAGUE; EXPRESSIONISM; CZECHOSLOVAKIA; BRITAIN; DOGMA; COMMUNISM AND THE CINEMA; BRAZIL; ARGENTINA; AFRICA IN FILMS; ISRAEL; IRAN; INDIA; CHINA; MELODRAMA; SONGS IN FILMS; JAPAN; HORROR FILMS; USA Summary: The core volume in the Traditions in World Cinema series, this book brings together a colourful and wide-ranging collection of world cinematic traditions – national, regional and global – all of which are in need of introduction, investigation and, in some cases, reassessment. Topics include: German expressionism, Italian neorealism, French New Wave, British new wave, Czech new wave, Danish Dogma, post-Communist cinema, Brazilian post-Cinema Novo, new Argentine cinema, pre-revolutionary African traditions, Israeli persecution films, new Iranian cinema, Hindi film songs, Chinese wenyi pian melodrama, Japanese horror, new Hollywood cinema and global found footage cinemas. ISBN: 0748618635 More info