African Cinema

book cover African CinemaThe Library, Documentation and Information Department of the ASC has compiled a web dossier on African cinema to coincide with the film festival Africa in the Picture, which is being held from 3-14 September 2003.  More than eighty feature films, shorts, documentaries and videos made over the past four years in Africa and the African diaspora are being shown in four Dutch cities [Amsterdam, Rotterdam, the Hague and Eindhoven). The ASC will screen one of the festival films in its CinemAfrica programme.

The dossier is based mainly on the ASC library collection and contains titles of:

  1. books
  2. articles, and
  3. periodicals on African film and video published in the last ten years. Each title links directly to the corresponding record in the online catalogue, which provides details about each title and abstracts of articles and edited works.
  4. The dossier further contains a list of Videos from the ASC collection, all of them screened at earlier Africa in the Picture festivals,
  5. as well as a selection of  Selected Web Resources 

For information about the dossier and the availability of titles please email us at: asclibrary@ascleiden.nl or phone: +31 (0)71 5273354.
 

Introduction

Soon after its invention in France in 1895, cinema came to Africa, where its development was shaped by European colonialism and the postcolonial aftermath. Until independence, films in Africa were financed, directed and distributed by Europeans and Americans. It was only after independence in the 1960s that an independent, indigenous film industry was able to develop.

During the colonial era Africans were depicted by Western film makers as exotic and wild and there was a total lack of interest in native African culture. However, France's goal of assimilating colonial subjects in its colonies into French culture provided aspiring African film directors with opportunities to become involved in film production. After independence these film directors took the lead in African cinema. One of them, Ousmane Sembene (Senegal, b. 1923), is seen as the father of African cinema and his 1963 'Borom Sarret' is regarded as the first African film. Other famous directors include Djibril Diop Mambety, also from Senegal, Youssef Chanine from Egypt, Med Hondo from Mauritania, Idrissa Ouedraogo and Gaston Kabore from Burkina Faso and Souleymane Cisse from Mali. By 1973 African films were already prominent at the Cannes Film Festival. Burkina Faso, although a relatively poor country, was the undisputed centre of African film. The films were mainly concerned with issues of culture and national identity with the directors wanting to focus on the cultural legacy of the African peoples through films, as well as to use these films in the development of African nations.

Film production also flourished in Algeria and Tunisia, while the Egyptian film industry is one of the oldest on the continent. However, in the 1980s, these industries became increasingly dominated by films made for general audiences. Among the former British colonies, only Nigeria has built a sizable film industry, thanks largely to the efforts of director Ola Balogun who adapted Yoruba plays for cinema and who, between 1972 and 1982, produced nearly a film a year. Nowadays video films are the major art form in Nigeria. The South African film industry was ostracized for a long time within the world of African cinema because it was dominated by white film makers who frequently used film to reinforce racial divisions. The first black director was Gibson Kente, who released an anti-apartheid film in 1976. At the moment South Africa is taking the lead on the African continent in the production and distribution of films.
 

Books

Afrika verbeeld: film en (de-)kolonisatie van de geesten / Guido Convents. - Brussel : Africalia ; Berchem : EPO, cop. 2003. - 347 p. : ill. Onderdeel van het project Mwanza, opgezet door Africalia, een initiatief van de Federale Ontwikkelingssamenwerking. - Met lit. opg., filmogr. ISBN 90-6445-295-4

Cinémas d'Afrique / [Françoise Balogun ... et al.]. - Paris : Adpf Association, 2002. - 167 p. : ill.  - (Notre librairie, ISSN 0755-3854 ; no. 149). Met index, gloss., noten. ISBN 2-914043-67-8cover Notre Librairie

Questioning African cinema : conversations with filmmakers / Nwachukwu Frank Ukadike ; forew. by Teshome H. Gabriel. - Minneapolis, MN [etc] : University of Minnesota Press, cop. 2002. - XXI, 319 p.  Met filmogr. ISBN 0-8166-4004-1; ISBN 0-8166-4005-X pbk

Flickering shadows: cinema and identity in colonial Zimbabwe / J.M. Burns ; forew. by Peter Davis. - Athens, OH : Ohio University Press, 2001. - XXV, 278 p., [3] p. ill.  - (Research in international studies ; 77.Africa series). Op de omslag: Cinema and identity in colonial Zimbabwe. - Bibliogr.: p. 251-267. - Met index, noten. ISBN 0-89680-224-8

African cinemas: decolonizing the gaze / Olivier Barlet ; transl. by Chris Turner. - London [etc.] : Zed Books, 2000. - XII, 315 p. : ill., foto's.  Bibliogr.: p. [291]-298. - Met bijl., index, noten. - Vert. van: Les cinémas d'Afrique noire. - Paris : L'Harmattan, 1996. ISBN 1-85649-742-9; ISBN 1-85649-743-7 pbk

African images : recent studies and text in cinema / ed. by Maureen Eke, Kenneth W. Harrow, Emmanuel Yewah. - Trenton, N.J. [etc.] : Africa World Press, 2000. - 189 p.  - (Annual selected papers of the ALA, ISSN 1093-2976 ; 8). Met bibliogr., index, noten. ISBN 0-86543-819-6; ISBN 0-86543-820-X pbk

Cinema Suid-Afrika : 1910 ... 2000 : een verborgen wereld op celluloid / red.: Marijke de Vos; [vert. door Robert Dorsman .. et al.]. - Amsterdam : Koninklijk Instituut voor de Tropen, cop. 2000. - 63 p. : ill.  Publ. n.a.v. het gelijknamige filmprogramma, georganiseerd door het Tropeninstituut, oktober 2000. - Met lit. opg. ISBN 90-6832-198-6

Les cinémas d'Afrique : dictionnaire / FESPACO, ATM. - Paris : Karthala [etc.], cop. 2000. - 600 p.  - (Hommes et sociétés, ISSN 0290-6600). Met index. ISBN 2-8458-6060-9

FonTomFrom : contemporary Ghanaian literature, theatre and film / ed. by Kofi Anyidoho and James Gibbs. - Amsterdam [etc.] : Rodopi, 2000. - IX, 383 p. : foto's.  - (Matatu, ISSN 0932-9714 ; no. 21/22). Met noten. ISBN 90-420-1283-8

The generation of plays : Yorùbá popular life in theater / Karin Barber. - Bloomington, IN [etc.] : Indiana University Press, cop. 2000. - X, 485 p. : foto's, krt. Bibliogr.: p. [463]-473. - Met bijl., index, noten. ISBN 0-253-33807-7

Littératures du Nigeria et du Ghana / [coordonné par Denise Coussy ; ont collab. à ce numéro Tayin Adewole ... et al.]. - Paris : Clef, 2000. - 143 p. : foto's.  - (Notre librairie, ISSN 0755-3854 ; no. 140). Met index, noten. ISBN 2-914043-56-2. 1: Le roman, le cinéma

Sembene: imagining alternatives in film & fiction / David Murphy. - Oxford [etc.] : James Currey [etc.], cop. 2000. - XI, 275 p. : foto's.  Bibliogr.: p. 243-269. - Met bijl., filmogr., index, noten. ISBN 0-85255-558-X; ISBN 0-85255-555-5 pbk

Sisters of the screen : women of Africa on film, video and television / [interviewed by] Beti Ellerson. - Trenton, N.J. [etc.] : Africa World Press, 2000. - XX, 395 p. Bibliogr.: p. [381]-395. - Filmogr.: p. [361]-380. - Met samenvatting. ISBN 0-86543-712-2;  ISBN 0-86543-713-0 pbk

Symbolic narratives/African cinema: audiences, theory and the moving image / ed. by June Givanni ; with an introd. by Imruh Bakari. - London : British Film Institute, 2000. - XVI, 256 p. : ill.  Met bibliogr., bijl., index, noten. ISBN 0-85170-737-8; ISBN 0-85170-855-2 pbk

African cinema : postcolonial and feminist readings / ed. by Kenneth W. Harrow. - Trenton [etc.] : Africa World Press, 1999. - XXIV, 356 p. : foto's.  Met bibliogr., filmogr., index, noten. ISBN 0-86543-696-7; ISBN 0-86543-697-5 pbk

Dream makers on the Nile : a portrait of Egyptian cinema / by Mustafa Darwish. - Cairo : The American University in Cairo Press, 1998. - 43, [5] p. : ill.  - (A Zeitouna Book).  ISBN 977-424-429-X

Guide to African cinema / Sharon A. Russell. - Westport, Conn. [etc.] : Greenwood Press, 1998. - XV, 183 p.  - (Reference guides to the world's cinema, ISSN 1090-8234). Bibliogr.: p. [177]-180. - Met filmogr., index, noten. ISBN 0-313-29621-9

Images of yesteryear / by Louis Nell. - Harare : HarperCollinsPublishers, 1998. - XIII, 206 p. : foto's, krt. Ondertitel op omslag: Film-making in Central Africa. - Met index, noten. ISBN 1-7790-4005-9

"Mask, medium and form : the Nigerian performing arts in transition" / directeur de la publication Bernard Charlery de la Masselière. - Nairobi : IFRA, 1998. - 60 p. : fig., tab.  - (Les cahiers de l'IFRA ; 12). Bibliogr.: p. 55-59. - Met noten

Les mémoires de Binduté Da / Michèle Fiéloux, Jacques Lombard. - Paris : Éditions de l'École des hautes études en sciences sociales, cop. 1998. - 126 p. : foto's, krt.  - (Anthropologie visuelle, ISSN 0993-4871 ; 4). Bibliogr.: p. [121]-124. - Met gloss., noten. ISBN 2-7132-1245-6

Afrikanisches Kino / Marie-Hélène Gutberlet, Hans-Peter Metzler (Hg.) ; mit Beitr. von Jude Akudinobi ... [et al.]. - Bad Honnef : Horlemann, cop. 1997. - 262 p. : ill.  - (Arte Edition) Bibliogr.: p. 244-248. - Met bijl., noten. ISBN 3-89502-059-1 pbk

Cinémas d'Afrique francophone et du Maghreb / Denise Brahimi ; ouvrage publié sous la dir. de Francis Vanoye. - Paris : Nathan, cop. 1997. - 128 p.  - (Collection 128 ; 159) Bibliogr.: p. 127-128. ISBN 2-09-190363-9

The logic of historical knowledge in images of Africa : a case study of affiliation in Burkinabe cinema / par Teresa Hoefert de Turegano. - Genève : Université de Genève, Institut universitaire de hautes études internationales, 1997. - IV, 329 p. : tab.  Proefschrift Universiteit Genève. - Bibliogr.: p. 307-329. - Met bijl., noten

Lumières africaines: nouveaux propos sur la littérature et le cinéma africains : mélanges offerts à Barthélémy Kotchy-N'Guessan / Amadou Koné (éd.). - New Orleans : University Press of the South, 1997. - 200 p. : fig., tab.  - (Francophone studies ; 1). Bibliogr.: [185]-191. - Met bibliogr. van Barthélémy Kotchy-N'Guessan. - Met noten. ISBN 1-88943-118-4 pbk

Nigerian video films / ed. by Jonathan Haynes. - Jos : Nigerian Film Corporation, cop. 1997. - 136 p. Bibliogr.: p. 126-130. - Met index, noten

With open eyes : women and African cinema / ed. by Kenneth W. Harrow. - Amsterdam [etc.] : Rodopi, 1997. - XII, 263 p. : ill. - (Matatu, ISSN 0932-9714 ; no. 19). Bijdragen in het Engels en Frans. - Bibliogr.: p. 191-218. - Met noten. ISBN 90-420-0154-2 geb; ISBN 90-420-0143-7 pbk

Une actrice de cinéma dans la brousse du Nord-Togo (1913-1914) / traduit et commenté par Philippe David ; suivi de: Le Baron Codelli, un inventeur au Togo / par Vesna Ambrozic-Campbell. - Lomé [etc.] : HAHO [etc.], 1996. - 275 p. : foto's.  - (Les chroniques anciennes du Togo ; 6) Met indices, noten

Africa film & TV. - Harare : Z Promotions, 1996.  Filmography

African experiences of cinema / ed. by Imruh Bakari and Mbye B. Cham. - London : British Film Institute, 1996. - X, 276 p. : krt. Met lit.opg., index. ISBN 0-85170-510-3; ISBN 0-85170-511-1 pbk

Appropriating images: the semiotics of visual representation / by Keyan G. Tomaselli. - Højbjerg : Intervention Press, cop. 1996. - XX, 332 p. : foto's, tab.  Bibliogr.: p. 281-318. - Met index, noten. ISBN 87-89825-05-5

A call to action : the films of Ousmane Sembene / ed. by Sheila Petty. - Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 1996. - 186 p., [4] p. foto's. (Contributions to the study of popular culture, ISSN 0198-9871 ; no. 60). Filmogr.: p. 154-158, bibliogr.: p. 159-179. - Met index, noten. ISBN 0-275-95801-9

A catalogue of documentary films and film footage on Ethiopia and Eritrea / comp. by Chris Prouty. - [Washington, D.C. : ESPAM], 1996. - 111 p. Omslagtiphone - For the Institute of Ethiopian Studies Addis book cover Les cinémas d'Afrique noireAbaba, Ethiopia

Les cinémas d'Afrique noire: le regard en question / Olivier Barlet. - Paris [etc.] : L'Harmattan, cop. 1996. - 351 p. : ill., foto's. (Collection images plurielles). Cet ouvrage a été réalisé avec le concours de la Fondation Charles Léopold Mayer pour le Progrès de l'Homme. - Met bijl., index, noten. ISBN 2-7384-4877-1

Engaging participation : the use of video as a tool in rural development : workshop proceedings Bagamoyo, Tanzania 27-31 May 1996 / [ed. Katja Jassey ; ill. Jeffery Milanzi]. - Harare : Farmesa [etc.], cop. 1996. - VI, 93 p. : ill.

In darkest Hollywood : exploring the jungles of cinema's South Africa / Peter Davis. - Randburg : Ravan Press ; Athens, Ohio : Ohio University Press, 1996. - VIII, 214 p., [31 p. foto's]. : ill. Bibliogr.: p. 201-205. - Met filmogr., index, noten. ISBN 0-86975-443-2 (Randburg); ISBN 0-8214-1162-4 (Athens)

Littérature et cinéma en Afrique francophone: Ousmane Sembène et Assia Djebar / sous la dir. de Sada Niang. - Paris [etc.] : L'Harmattan, cop. 1996. - 254 p. : tab.  - (Collection images plurielles). Met noten. ISBN 2-7384-4875-5

Videos of African and African-related performance :an annotated bibliography / Carol Lems-Dworkin ; Edward Gogol: technical consultant ; Dean Alexander: illustrator. - Evanston, Ill., : Carol Lems-Dworkin Publishers, cop. 1996. - XX, 333 p. : ill.  Met bijl., indices, noten. ISBN 0-9637048-0-X

Voices and visions : audio-visual media in the new South Africa / co-ordination: Karen Thorne ; ed.: Signe Byrge Sørensen. - København : ZEBRA Information Office, 1996. - 61 p. : foto's. Omslagtiphone - Met bibliogr.  ISBN 87-986245-0-4

Africa in the picture : schetsen van de Afrikaanse cinema / onder red. van Christa Stevens ; [red. Mariët Bakker, Christa Stevens ; Naar een idee van Mariët Bakker ... et al. ; eindred. Aat van Uijen (de Redactie) ; fotogr. Maya Bracher ... et al. ; grotendeels vert. uit het Frans en Engels Marie-Luc Grall ... et al.]. - Amsterdam : Notorious Film/Plano, 1995. - 159 p., [24] p. pl. : foto's. Met filmografie. ISBN 90-75029-04-7

L'Afrique et le centenaire du cinéma = Africa and the centenary of cinema / Fédération panafricaine des cinéastes. - Paris : Présence africaine, cop. 1995. - 412 p. : ill. Met bijl., noten. ISBN 2-7087-0588-1

Festival panafricain du cinéma et de la télévision de Ouagadougou = Panafrican film and television festival of Ouagadougou / [dir. de publ. Filippe Sawadogo et réd. en chef Etienne Mouni Kabore]. - Ouagadougou : [S.n.], 1995-.... Catalogue. - Verschijnt 1 x per jaar

Naissance et évolution du Fespaco de 1969 à 1973 : les palmarès de 1976 à 1993 / Hamidou Ouedraogo. - Ouagadougou : Imprimerie Nationale du Burkina, 1995. - 222 p. : foto's, krt.

Africa on film : beyond black and white / Kenneth M. Cameron. - New York : Continuum, 1994. - 240 p., [16] p. foto's.  Bibliogr.: p. [230]-233. - Met bijl., filmografie, noten. ISBN 0-8264-0658-0

Black African cinema / Nwachukwu Frank Ukadike. - Berkeley, CA [etc.] : University of California Press, cop. 1994. - X, 371 p. : foto's.  Lit. opg.: p. 343-355. - Met index. ISBN 0-520-07747-4; ISBN 0-520-07748-2 pbk

Le corps, l'histoire, le territoire : les rapports de genre dans le cinéma algérien / Ratiba Hadj-Moussa. - Paris : Publisud ; Montréal : Editions Balzac, cop. 1994. - 322 p. : tab.  - (L'univers des discours, ISSN 0932-3190). Oorspr.: thèse de doctorat Université Laval, 1988. - Bibliogr.: p. [297]-318. - Met noten. ISBN 2-86600-709-3; ISBN 2-921425-41-6

Ousmane Sembène und die senegalesische Erzählliteratur / Papa Samba Diop ... [et al.]. - München : Edition Text und Kritik, cop. 1994. - 232 p. : foto's.  - (Schreiben andernorts). Met bibliogr. ISBN 3-88377-488-X

Sub-Saharan African films and filmmakers, 1987-1992 : an annotated bibliography / Nancy J. Schmidt. - London [etc.] : Zell, 1994. - IX, 468 p. Met indices. - Voortz. van: Sub-Saharan African films and filmmakers / N.J. Schmidt 1988. ISBN 1-87383-621-X

Les trente ans du cinéma africain / [responsable de la brochure Teresa Hoefert de Turegano]. - Genève : Black Movie, 1994. - 46 p. : ill., foto's.  Genève, du 23 novembre au 10 décembre 1994. - Bibliogr.: p. 46

book cover Dictionnaire du cinéma africainDictionnaire du cinéma africain. - Paris : Éditions Karthala, 1991-.... Tome: 1. - ISBN 2-86537-297-9
 

Articles

Cinema, bell bottoms, and miniskirts: struggles over youth and citizenship in revolutionary Zanzibar / by Thomas Burgess
In: The International Journal of African Historical Studies: (2002), vol. 35, no. 2/3, p. 287-313

Home vidéo, camera obscura: made in Nigeria / par Michel Monfort
In: Le film africain & le film du sud: (2002), no. 39/40, p. 116-121 : foto's

Images of another Tunisia : a film trilogy by Moncef Dhouib / Andres Flores Khalil
In: The Journal of North African Studies: (2002), vol. 7, no. 2, p. [99]-115 : foto's

John Wayne on the Zambezi: cinema, empire, and the American Western in British central Africa / James Burns
In: The International Journal of African Historical Studies: (2002), vol. 35, no. 1, p. 103-117

Yoruba Christian video narrative and indigenous imaginations: dialogue and duelogue / Obododimma Oha
In: Cahiers d'études africaines: (2002), vol. 42, cah. 165, p. 121-142

L'Afrique panafricaniste des cinéastes [1960-1985] / Pierre Haffner
In: Le Film africain: (2001), no. 37/38, p. 85-95 : foto's

Audience responses to a film in rural Zimbabwe / Kimani Gecau
In: Journal of Social Development in Africa: (2001), vol. 16, no. 1, p. 45-83

Money, power and morality: popular Ghanaian cinema in the Fourth Republic / Birgit Meyer
In: Ghana Studies: (2001), no. 4, p. 65-84

Music videos and the effeminate vices of urban culture in Mali / Dorothea E. Schulz
In: Africa / International African Institute: (2001), vol. 71, no. 3, p. 345-372

Prières, fusils et meurtre rituel : le cinéma populaire et ses nouvelles figures du pouvoir et du succès au Ghana / Birgit Meyer
In: Politique africaine: (2001), no. 82, p. 45-62

La production audiovisuelle au Nigeria, singularité & stratégies / par M. Thomas Milon
In: Le Film africain: (2001), no. 37/38, p. 59-71 : foto's

"When hearts beat like native drums": music and the sexual dimensions of the notions of "savage" and "civilized" in 'Tarzan and his mate', 1934 / Clara Henderson
In: Africa Today: (2001), vol. 48, no. 4, p. 91-124 : muz

African filmmaker as griot? / by Michael Dembrow
In: Multiculturalism & hybridity in African literatures / ed. by Hal Wylie and Bernth Lindfors. - Trention, NJ [etc.] : Africa World Press: (2000), p. 427-437

Africans filming Africa : questioning theories of an authentic African cinema / David Murphy
In: Journal of African Cultural Studies: (2000), vol. 13, no. 2, p. 239-249

The Cameroonian film as instrument of social and political change: 1991-1992 / by Ekema Agbaw
In: African images : recent studies and text in cinema / ed. by Maureen Eke, Kenneth W. Harrow, Emmanuel Yewah. - Trenton, N.J. [etc.] : Africa World Press: (2000), p. 89-107

Le cinéma grand public égyptien entre censure et guichet / Dina Galal ; [trad. de l'arabe par Samia Rizk]
In: Égypte/Monde arabe: (2000), no. 3, p. 105-[123]. Bibliogr., notes, réf

D'une fleur double et de quatre mille autres : sur le développement du cinéma africain / Pierre Haffner
In: Afrique contemporaine: (2000), no. 196, p. 27-35

The 'discovery' of the Himba: the politics of ethnographic film making / Christofer Wärnlöf
In: Africa / International African Institute: (2000), vol. 70, no. 2, p. 175-191

Jean Rouch et la grande sécheresse du Sahel : les dieux se fâchent à Gangel... : divinités en colère et anthropologie visuelle / Brice Ahounou
In: Afrique contemporaine: (2000), no. 196, p. 17-26

"Langage" du cinéma africain: le dit et l'interdit / par Joseph Epoka Mwantuali
In: Multiculturalism & hybridity in African literatures / ed. by Hal Wylie and Bernth Lindfors. - Trention, NJ [etc.] : Africa World Press: (2000), p. 439-445

Moroccan cinema : what Moroccan cinema? / by Sandra G. Carter
In: The Maghreb Review: (2000), vol. 25, no. 1/2, p. [65]-97 Notes, ref

Thelma Gutsche: a great South African film scholar / Ntongela Masilela
In: Critical Arts: (2000), vol. 14, no. 2, p. 49-78

African writing projected onto the screen : 'Sambizanga', 'Xala', and 'Kongi's harvest' / Josef Gugle
In: African Studies Review: (1999), vol. 42, no. 1, p. 79-104

The archeology of origin : transnational visions of Africa in a borderless cinema / Sheila Petty
In: African Studies Review: (1999), vol. 42, no. 2, p. 73-86

Instructional cinema in colonial Africa: an historical reappraisal / Femi O. Shaka
In: Ufahamu, vol. 27, no. 1/3 (1999), p. 27-47

Looking at African women : media representations of feminism, human rights, and development / Amy Beer and Christine List
In: The feminization of development processes in Africa : current and future perspectives / ed. by Valentine Udoh James and James S. Etim. - Westport, Conn. [etc.] : Praeger: (1999), p. 51-66

Les Ninja, les Cobra et les Zoulou crèvent l'écran à Brazzaville: le rôle des médias et la construction des identités de violence politique / Rémy Bazenguissa-Ganga
In: Canadian Journal of African Studies: (1999), vol. 33, no. 2/3, p. 329-361

Popular Ghanaian cinema and 'African heritage' / Birgit Meyer
In: Africa Today: (1999), vol. 46, no. 2, p. 93-114

Evolving popular media: Nigerian video films / Jonathan Haynes and Onookome Okome
In: Research in African Literatures: (1998), vol. 29, no. 3, p. 106-128

Les femmes réalisatrices en Afrique subsaharienne / Sophie Hoffelt 
In: L'Afrique politique: (1998), p. 21-44

Rendre visible l'invisible / Corinne Wable
In: Journal des africanistes: (1998), t. 68, fasc. 1/2, p. 255-260

Social realist cinema and representations of power in African nationalist discourse / Dickson Eyoh
In: Research in African Literatures: (1998), vol. 29, no. 2, p. 112-127

cover Africa Film & TVPeriodicals

Africa film & TV magazine / ed. Russell Honeyman. - Harare : Z Promotions, 199X-.....

Africa film & TV yearbook/directory. - Harare : Z Promotions, 199X-....

Écrans d'Afrique = African screen : revue panafricaine de cinéma, télévision et vidéo. - No. 1 (1992) - No. 24 (1998). - Ouagadougou : Fédération Pan Africaine des Cinéastes (FEPACI), 1992-1998.  ISSN 1240-2001

La Feuille : revue semestrielle panafricaine de cinéma / fondateur Thierry Singa. - No. 1 (automne 90) - .... - Paris : Club cinéphile Afrique-Caraïbe-Océan Indien, 1990-....

Le Film africain & le film du sud.. - Amiens : Festival international du film d'Amiens, 1993-.... 
 

Videos

Algeria

Douce France, Chabine, Malek, 1995

Burkina Faso

Gombele, Brahima, Issa Traore de, 1994

Haramuya, Touré, Drissa, 1995

Karim et Sala, Ouedraogo, Idrissa, 1991

Le cri du coeur, Ouedraogo, Idrissa, 1994

L'enfant et le caiman, Dao, Mustapha, 1991

Samba Traoré, Ouedraogo, Idrissa, 1992

Thomas Sankara, Bakupa-Kanyinda, Balufu, 1991

Yam Daabo, Ouedraogo, Idrissa, 1988

Cameroon

La tête dans les nuages, Teno, Jean Marie, 1994

Chad

Daresalam, Coelo, Issa Serge, 2000

Maral Tanie, Haroun, Mahamat Saleh, 1994

Un taxi pour Aouzou, Coelo, Issa Serge, 1995

Congo (DRC)

Le Roi, la vache et le bananier, Ngangura, Mweze Dieudonné, 1994

Diaspora/UK

Home and Away, Thompson, Danny, 1993

Egypt

A gulf between us, Hagar, Khaled El, 1994

Mercedes, Nasrallah, Yousry, 1993

Gabon

Dolé, Ivanga, Imunga, 2001

Guinee-Bissau

Minka, Camara, Mohamed, 1994

Udju azul di yonta, Gomes, Flora, 1992

Ivory Coast

Au nom du Christ, M'Bala, Gnoan Roger, 1992

Bal poussière, Duparc, Henri, 1988

Joli Coeur, Duparc, Henri, 1993

Les Guérisseurs, Bakaba, Sijiri, 1988

Kenya

Saikati, Mungai, Anne G., 1992

Madagascar

Tabataba, Rajaonarivelo, Raymond en Robert Archer, 1988

Mali

Finzan, Sissoko, Cheik Oumar, 1989

Morocco

A la recherche du mari de ma femme, Tazi, Mohamed Abderrahman, 1993

Retrouver Oulad Moumen, Genini, Izza, 1994

Senegal

Ainsi meurent les anges, Absa, Moussa Sene, 2001

Bandit cinema, Seye, Bouna Medoune, 1993

Boxulmaleen!! / L'an…fer, Diallo, Ameth, 1991

Ca twiste à Popenguine, Balmer, Jean-Francois, en Ismail Thiam, 1993

Camp de Thiaroye, Sembene, Ousmane, en Thierno F. Sow, 1988

Fary l'anesse, Wade, Monsour Sora, 1989

Ker Jo Ouakam, Louhichi, Taieb, 1994

La petite vendeuse du soleil, Mambety, Djibril Diop, 1999

Le Franc, Mambety, Djibril Diop, 1994

Ngor, l'esprit des lieux, N'diaye, Samba Felix, 1994 Niiwam, Delgado, Clarence Thomas, 1991

Taal Peex, Wade, Mansour Sora, 1990 Yalla Yaana, Absa, Moussa Sene, 1994

South-Africa

The life and times of Sara Baartman, Maseko, Zola, 1998

Zimbabwe

Consequences, Maruma, Olley, 1988 

 

Selected Web Resources

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Online articles

Disarticulating Black Consciousness: a way of reading films about apartheid / Tomaselli, Keyan. In: Safundi: the Journal of South African and American Comparative Studies, no. 10 (April), 2003. See document (restricted access).

African cinema: an interview with Mali's Souleymane Cissé / Cissé, Souleymane.  In: Africa Update., vol. 9, no. 3 (Summer), 2002. See document

Nigerian cinema revisited / Emeagwali, Gloria and Abiola, Mike. In: Africa Update, vol. 8, no. 4 (Fall), 2001. See document

Interview with Nigerian actress Golda John on Nigerian film  / Emeagwali, Gloria and John, Golda. In: Africa Update, vol 7, no. 2 (Spring), 2000. See document

A confusion of cinematic consciousness: Southern Africa on film in the United States / Tomaselli, Keyan and Shepperson, Arnold. In: Safundi: the Journal of South African and American Comparative Studies, no. 3 (October), 2000. See document (restricted access).

African cinema in the nineties / Cham, Mbye. In: African Studies Quarterly, vol. 2, no. 1,1998. See document

Contemporary African film at the 13th Annual Carter Lectures on Africa: interviews with filmmaker Salem Mekuria and film critic Sheila Petty / Gearhart, Rebecca. In: African Studies Quarterly, vol. 2, no. 1, 1998. See document

How Francophone African cinema reflects social and political reality / Doiron, Jeanne. In: Africa Update, vol. 2, no. 3 (Summer), 1995. See document

Web Links

Africa South of the Sahara, Topics: Film
Annotated guide to internet resources on African films and videos, maintained by Karen Fung, Stanford University
www-sul.stanford.edu

African Studies Internet Resources, Topic: Films and videos
Annotated guide to internet resources on African films and videos, maintained by Joe Caruso, Columbia University
http://library.columbia.edu/locations/global/virtual-libraries/african_studies/video.html

ScreenAfrica
www.screenafrica.com

FESPACO
www.fespaco.bf

Zanzibar International Film Festival
http://www.ziff.or.tz/

Africa in the Picture
http://www.africainthepicture.nl/nl/1

H-AFRLITCINE T
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he H-Net discussion list dealing with African Literature and Cinema
www2.h-net.msu.edu/~aflitweb