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
American Film Market sideline
Australasian Cinema (14/5/1982) vol.11 iss.8 p.2 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
Cape Town international film festival / Cape Town international film festival
Cape Town, South Africa: 1980-1996.
Call No: FESTIVAL CATALOGUE SHELVES; held 1980-1982, 1984, 1996 Place: Cape Town, South Africa PubDate: 1980-1996 PhysDes: 5 v. : ill. ; 21-30 cm Subject: FESTIVALS. CAPE TOWN; SOUTH AFRICA; WORLD CINEMA; DOCUMENTARY FILMS Notes: The Cape Town International Film Festival includes a selection of feature length films and documentaries. The festival also hosts a variety of special programs related to film genres, as well as retrospectives on classic film directors. The catalogues also include numerous black and white stills and film synopses. ID2: 106 More info
The cinema of apartheid : race and class in South African film / Keyan Tomaselli
Sandton: Radix, 1989.
Cinematic canines : Dogs and their work in the fiction film / Edited by Adrienne L. McLean
New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 2014.
Call No: 738.66 CIN Author: McLean, Adrienne L. (ed.) Place: New Brunswick, N.J. Publisher: Rutgers University Press PubDate: 2014 PhysDes: x, 272 p. ; 24 cm ; Subject: DOGS IN MOTION PICTURES; LASSIE COME HOME (US, Fred M. Willcox, 1943); BABE (AT, Chris Noonan, 1995); BABE: PIG IN THE CITY (AT, George Miller, 1998); THING, THE (US, John Carpenter, 1982); HITCHCOCK, ALFRED; RED DOG (AT, Kriv Stenders, 2011); EIGHT BELOW (US, Frank Marshall, 2006); SOUTH AFRICA; ANTARCTICA Summary: Dogs have been part of motion pictures since the movies began. They have been featured onscreen in various capacities, from any number of “man’s best friends” (Rin Tin Tin, Asta, Toto, Lassie, Benji, Uggie, and many, many more) to the psychotic Cujo. The contributors to Cinematic Canines take a close look at Hollywood films and beyond in order to show that the popularity of dogs on the screen cannot be separated from their increasing presence in our lives over the past century.
The representation and visualization of dogs in cinema, as of other animals, has influenced our understanding of what dogs “should” do and be, for us and with us. Adrienne L. McLean expertly shepherds these original essays into a coherent look at “real” dogs in live-action narrative films, from the stars and featured players to the character and supporting actors to those pooches that assumed bit parts or performed as extras. Who were those dogs, how were they trained, what were they made to do, how did they participate as characters in a fictional universe? These are a just a few of the many questions that she and the outstanding group of scholars in this book have addressed.
Often dogs are anthropomorphized in movies in ways that enable them to reason, sympathize, understand and even talk; and our shaping of dogs into furry humans has had profound effects on the lives of dogs off the screen. Certain breeds of dog have risen in popularity following their appearance in commercial film, often to the detriment of the dogs themselves, who rarely correspond to their idealized screen versions. In essence, the contributors in Cinematic Canines help us think about and understand the meanings of the many canines that appear in the movies and, in turn, we want to know more about those dogs due in no small part to the power of the movies themselves. -- publisher's web site ISBN: 9780813563558 Contents: Acknowledgments -- Introduction: Wonder Dogs / Adrienne L. McLean -- Answering a Growl: Roscoe Arbuckle’s Talented Canine Co-Star, Luke / Joanna E. Rapf -- The Dogs Who Saved Hollywood: Strongheart and Rin Tin Tin / Kathryn Fuller-Seeley and Jeremy Groskopf -- Asta the Screwball Dog: Hollywood’s Canine Sidekick / Sara Ross and James Castonguay -- Promoting Lassie: The Animal Star and Constructions of “Ideal” American Heroism / Kelly Wolf -- Dogs at War: Military Dogs in Film / Aaron Skabelund -- Loaded Dogs: Dogs, Domesticity, and “the Wild” in Australian Cinema / Jane O’Sullivan -- Bullies and Curs: Overlords and Underdogs in South African Cinema / Giuliana Lund -- Things from Another World: Dogs, Aliens, and Antarctic Cinema / Elizabeth Leane and Guinevere Narraway -- Hitchcock’s Canine Uncanny / Murray Pomerance -- The Dog at the Side of the Shot: Incongruous Dog (Canisfamiliaris) Behavior in Film / Alexandra Horowitz -- Afterword: Dogs at the Digital Divide / Adrienne L. McLean -- Works Cited -- Notes on Contributors -- Index More info
A companion to contemporary documentary film / edited by Alexandra Juhasz and Alisa Lebow
Malden, MA: John Wiley and Sons, 2015.
Call No: 761 COM Source: US Place: Malden, MA Publisher: John Wiley and Sons PubDate: 2015 PhysDes: xvi, 674 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm Subject: DOCUMENTARIES; DOCUMENTARY FILMS; ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES IN FILMS; SEA IN FILMS; IMMIGRATION IN FILMS AND TELEVISION; WORKERS IN FILMS; YUGOSLAVIA; SEX IN FILMS; WOMEN MAKE MOVIES [organisation]; DISEASES IN FILMS; SCIENCE AND THE CINEMA; SCIENCE IN FILMS; AIDS ON TV. SOUTH AFRICA; RELIGION AND THE CINEMA; WAR FILMS; BAL, MIEKE; ZILNIK, ZELIMIR; TRAN VAN THUY; FAROCKI, HARUN; CRUDE AWAKENING: THE OIL CRASH A (SZ, Basil Gelpke & Ray McCormack, 2006); CRUDE (US, Joe Berlinger, 2009); H2OIL (CN, Shannon Walsh, 2009); PLANET, THE (SW/NO/DK, Michael Stenberg / John Soderberg / Linus Torell, 2006); INTO ETERNITY: A FILM FOR THE FUTURE (DK/FI/SW/IT, Michael Madsen, 2010); OTOLITH I [OTOLITH 1] (UK, Anjalika Sagar and Kodwo Eshun, 2003); OTOLITH II [OTOLITH 2] (UK, Anjalika Sagar and Kodwo Eshun, 2007); OTOLITH III [OTOLITH 3] (UK, Anjalika Sagar and Kodwo Eshun, 2009); INCONVENIENT TRUTH, AN (US, Davis Guggenheim, 2006); SOMEPLACE WITH A MOUNTAIN (US/FM, Steve Goodall, 2010); CONTAINED MOBILITY (SZ, Ursula Biemann, 2004); SAHARA CHRONICLE (SZ, Ursula Biemann, 2006-2009); GHOSTS (UK, Nick Broomfield, 2006); LOVE ON DELIVERY [FRA THAILAND TIL THY] (DK, Janus Metz Pedersen, 2007); TICKET TO PARADISE [FRA THY TIL THAILAND] (DK, Janus Metz Pedersen, 2008); WHEN MOTHER COMES HOME FOR CHRISTMAS (II/GR, Nilita Vachani, 1996); H-2 WORKER (US, Stephanie Black, 1990); LIFE AND DEBT (US, Stephanie Black, 2001); MAQUILAPOLIS: CITY OF FACTORIES (MX/US, Sergio de la Torre and Vicky Funari, 2006); A DECENT FACTORY (FR/FI/UK/AT/DK, Thomas Balmes, 2004); WHY CYBRACEROS? (US,Alex Rivera, 1997); WHY BRACEROS? (US, 1959); VALLEY CENTRO, EL (US, James Benning, 1999); LOS (US, James Benning, 2001); DOUBLE TIDE (US/AU, Sharon Lockhart, 2009); GLEANERS AND I, THE (FR, Agnes Varda, 2000); GLANEURS ET LA GLANEUSE, DEUX ANS APRES, LES (FR, Agnes Varda, 2002); WORKINGMAN'S DEATH (AU/GG, Michael Glawogger, 2005); OLD SCHOOL OF CAPITALISM, THE [STARA SKOLA KAPITALIZMA] (SB, Zelimir Zilnik, 2009); LIVE NUDE GIRLS UNITE! (US, Julia Query & Vicky Funari, 2000); TALES OF THE NIGHT FAIRIES (II, Shohini Ghosh, 2002); SCARLET ROAD (AT, Catherine Scott, 2011); PLACE OF RAGE, A [WARRIOR MARKS] (UK, Pratibha Parmar, 1991); DAY I WILL NEVER FORGET, THE (UK, Kim Longinotto, 2002); AFRICA RISING (US, Paula Heredia, 2009); SENORITA EXTRAVIADA [MISSING YOUNG WOMAN] (MX, Lourdes Portillo, 2001); PARIS IS BURNING (US, Jennie Livingston, 1990); WILDNESS (US, Wu Tsang, 2012); INNER LIFE OF THE CELL (US, XVIVO, 2006); BEAT IT! [TV](SA, 2001); MY REINCARNATION (SZ/NE/IT/GG/FI/VE/US/TZ/SI/MY/RM/CC/MX/RU/IS/AU, Jennifer Fox, 2011); GEVALD (IS, Netalie Braun, 2009); BLACK BUS (IS, Anat Zuria, 2010); REBELLIOUS SON, THE (IS, Shosi Greenfield, 2009); STORY OF KINDNESS [CHUYEN TU TE] (V, Tran Van Thy, 1987); NICHT LOSCHBARES FEUER [INEXTINGUISHABLE FIRE] (GR, Harun Farocki, 1969); IMAGES OF THE WORLD AND THE INSCRIPTION OF WAR [BILDER DER WELT UND INSCHRIFT DES KRIEGES] (GW, Harun Farocki, 1988); SERIOUS GAMES [series] (GG, Harun Farocki, 2009); I ONLY WISH I COULD WEEP (LE, Wallid Raad, 2002); MIRACULOUS BEGINNINGS (LE, Walid Raad); SPIRITUAL VOICES: FROM THE DIARIES OF WAR [DUKHOVNYE GOLOSA, IZ DNEVNIKOV VOYNY. POVESTVOVANIE V PYATI CHASTYAKH] [TV] (RU, Aleksandr Sokurov, 1995); DAY OF THE SPARROW [DER TAG DES SPATZEN] (GG, Philip Scheffner, 2010); [FORTY EIGHT] 48 (PO, Susana de Sousa Dias, 2010); ENEMIES OF THE PEOPLE (UK/CB, Thet Sambath and Rob Lemkin, 2009); DUCH: MASTER OF THE FORGES OF HELL (CB, Rithy Panh, 2011); SKINNY ALEJANDRA: LIVES AND DEATHS OF A CHILEAN WOMAN [LA FLACA ALEJANDRA: VIDAS Y MUERTES DE UNA CHILENA] (CL, Carmen Castillo, 1994); OPERATION ATROPOS (CL, Coco Fusco, 2005); ROAD TO GUANTANAMO, THE (UK, Michael Winterbottom and Mat Whitecross, 2006); TAXI TO THE DARK SIDE (US, Alex Gibney, 2007); BRIDGE, THE (UK/US, Eric Steel, 2006) Summary: This book presents a collection of original essays that explore major issues surrounding the state of current documentary films and their capacity to inspire and effect change. This book presents a comprehensive collection of essays relating to all aspects of contemporary documentary films It includes nearly 30 original essays by top documentary film scholars and makers, with each thematic grouping of essays sub-edited by major figures in the field. This book explores a variety of themes central to contemporary documentary filmmakers and the study of documentary film the planet, migration, work, sex, virus, religion, war, torture, and surveillance. This book considers a wide diversity of documentary films that fall outside typical canons, including international and avant-garde documentaries presented in a variety of media. ISBN: 9780470671641 Contents: Machine generated contents note: pt. I Planet / Juan Francisco Salazar -- 1.Crude Aesthetics: The Politics of Oil Documentaries / Imre Szeman -- 2.Anticipatory Modes of Futuring Planetary Change in Documentary Film / Juan Francisco Salazar -- 3.Projecting Sea Level Rise: Documentary Film and Other Geolocative Technologies / Janet Walker -- pt. II Migration / Aniko Imre -- Introduction / Aniko Imre -- 4.Videogeographies / Ursula Biemann -- 5.Rates of Exchange: Human Trafficking and the Global Marketplace / Leshu Torchin -- 6.Documenting What? Auto-Theory and Migratory Aesthetics / Mieke Bal -- pt. III Work / Silke Panse -- Introduction / Silke Panse -- 7.The Work of the Documentary Protagonist: The Material Labor of Aesthetics / Silke Panse -- 8.Old School Capitalism in Post-Socialism: The Struggles of Zelimir Zilnik's Workers / Ewa Mazierska -- 9.Capturing the Labors of Sex Work: The Pedagogical Role of Documentary Film / Anna E. Ward -- pt. IV Sex / Laura Hyun Yi Kang -- Contents note continued: Introduction / Laura Hyun Yi Kang -- 10.Documentary Practice and Transnational Feminist Theory: The Visibility of FGC / Patricia White -- 11.Transforming Terror: Documentary Poetics in Lourdes Portillo's Senorita Extraviada (2001) / Rosa-Linda Fregoso -- 12.Reading Realness: Paris Is Burning, Wildness, and Queer and Transgender Documentary Practice / Eve Oishi -- pt. V Virus / Bishnupriya Ghosh -- Introduction / Bishnupriya Ghosh -- 13.Animating Informatics: Scientific Discovery Through Documentary Film / Kirsten Ostherr -- 14.HIV on Documentary Television in Post-Apartheid South Africa / Rebecca Hodes -- 15.Digital AIDS Documentary: Webs, Rooms, Viruses, and Quilts / Alexandra Juhasz -- pt. VI Religion / Alisa Lebow -- Introduction / Alisa Lebow -- 16.Rising in the East, Sett(l)ing in the West: The Emergence of Buddhism as Contemporary Documentary Subject / Angelica Fenner -- Contents note continued: 17.The New Religious Wave in Israeli Documentary Cinema: Negotiating Jewish Fundamentalism During the Second Intifada / Raya Morag -- 18.Tran Van Thuy's Story of Kindness: Spirituality and Political Discourse / Dean Wilson -- pt. VII War / Jeffrey Skoller -- Introduction / Jeffrey Skoller -- 19.Second Thoughts on "The Production of Outrage: The Iraq War and the Radical Documentary Tradition" / Jane M. Gaines -- 20.One, Two, Three Montages ... Harun Farocki's War Documentaries / Nora M. Alter -- 21.The Unwar Film / Alisa Lebow -- pt. VIII Torture / Alisa Lebow -- Introduction / Alisa Lebow -- 22.(In)visible Evidence: The Representability of Torture / Susana de Sousa Dias -- 23.Interviewing the Devil: Interrogating Masters of the Cambodian Genocide / Deirdre Boyle -- 24.The Female Perpetrator: La Flaca Alejandra and Operation Atropos / Macarena Gomez-Barris -- 25.Toward the Dark Side: Seeing Detainee Bodies in Documentary Film / Anjali Nath --
Contents note continued: pt. IX Surveillance / Elizabeth Cowie -- Introduction / Elizabeth Cowie -- 26.Architectures of Control and Points of Resistance: Surveillance Culture and Digital Documentaries / Sharon Lin Tay -- 27.The World Viewed: Documentary Observing and the Culture of Surveillance / Elizabeth Cowie -- 28.Surveillance in the Service of Narrative / Brian Winston -- 29.Face Blind: Documentary Media and Subversion of Surveillance / Patrik Sjoberg. More info
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COUNTDOWN TO FREEDOM: 10 DAYS THAT CHANGED SOUTH AFRICA : (??, Danny Schechter, 1995?)
Directory of African film-makers and films / Keith Shiri (compiler and editor)
London: Flicks Books, 1992.
A foreign country
Australian screen education (Autumn 2000) iss.22 p.90-95 More info
Foreign film tax mooted in South Africa
Encore (Online) More info
German film exposition : A selection of the best in contemporary German cinema / University of Cape Town
Cape Town, South Africa: [s.n.], 1983.
Call No: FESTIVAL CATALOGUE SHELVES Place: Cape Town, South Africa Publisher: [s.n.] PubDate: 1983 PhysDes: 1 v. : ill. ; 21 cm Subject: FESTIVALS. CAPE TOWN; SOUTH AFRICA; GERMANY; EUROPEAN CINEMA; FASSBINDER, RAINER WERNER; SANDERS-BRAHMS, HELMA Notes: The German Film Exposition showcases a selection of contemporary feature length films. The festival also includes a retrospective on the works of German director, Helma Sanders-Brahms, as well as the final film of Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Querelle. The catalogue contains numerous black and white stills and film synopses. More info
In darkest Hollywood : exploring the jungles of cinema's South Africa / Peter Davis
Randburg: Ravan, 1996.
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
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
Sixth Durban international film festival : 1-22nd April 1984 / Durban international film festival
Durban, South Africa: [s.n.], 1984.
Call No: FESTIVAL CATALOGUE SHELVES Place: Durban, South Africa Publisher: [s.n.] PubDate: 1984 PhysDes: 1 v. : ill. ; 21 cm Subject: FESTIVALS. DURBAN; SOUTH AFRICA; WORLD CINEMA; EUROPEAN CINEMA; ANIMATION Notes: The Sixth Durban International Film Festival includes a selection of feature length films and animated films. The festival program includes a special focus on contemporary German cinema, as well as compilations of British and Canadian animation. The catalogue also includes numerous black and white stills and film synopses. More info
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SOUTH AFRICA BELONGS TO US : (UK, Chris Austin, 1981)
True variety : Funding the art of world cinema