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Title:Rethinking Third Cinema: the role of anti-colonial media and aesthetics in postmodernity
Editors:Guneratne, Anthony R.ISNI
Dissanayake, WimalISNI
City of publisher:Berlin
ISBN:3825818047; 9783825818043
Geographic terms:developing countries
About persons:Mahamet-Saleh Haroun
Sembčne Ousmane (1923-2007)ISNI
Abderrahmane Sissako (1961-)ISNI
Abstract:This collective volume takes as its point of departure the death of Ousmane Sembčne, the 'father of African cinema', in 2007, and the corresponding death knell of 'third cinema', a genre of cinema articulated by Fernando Solanas and Octavio Getino in the 1960s, which made use of revolutionary film techniques to make the disenfranchized peoples of the world aware of their conditions. It explores whether a 'third cinema' is still of any relevance to the contemporary world and how the moving image can be utilized to combat forms of exploitation and oppression. Chapters on African cinema include Daniela Baratieri's discussion of the Algerian-Italian film 'The battle of Algiers' (1966); Victoria Pasley's examination of the weekly newsreel 'Kuxa Kanema' by the National Institute of Cinema in Mozambique; James E. Genova's study of the film 'Bamako' (2006) by Malian film director Abderrahmane Sissako and one of Sembčne's early films, 'Mandabi' (Le mandat, 1968); and Michael Laramee's discussion of African cinema and globalization, in which he pays particular attention to the film 'Bye bye Africa' by Mahamet-Saleh Haroun, a Chadian living in Paris, as an exemplary product of the transnational hybridity of the contemporary African subject. [ASC Leiden abstract]