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Title:Celebrating 40 years of films made by women directors in francophone Africa
Editor:Rollet, BrigitteISNI
Year:2012
Periodical:Journal of African Cinemas (ISSN 1754-923X)
Volume:4
Issue:2
Pages:139-233
Language:English
Geographic terms:Africa
French-speaking Africa
Maghreb
Cameroon
Subjects:cinema
filmmakers
films
gender
women artists
Abstract:The aim of this special issue of 'Journal of African cinemas' is to celebrate and commemorate women directors from francophone Africa by offering an overview of African cinemas from a gender perspective. This as a celebration of 40 years of female film-making in francophone Africa. Contributions cover various countries and generations. Contributions: Aesthetic and narrative strategies in the films of selected African women directors - Sheila Petty; The emergence of women's film-making in francophone sub-Saharan Africa: from pioneering figures to contemporary directors - Lizelle Bisschoff; A transnational feminist rereading of post-Third Cinema theory: the case of Maghreb documentary - Stefanie Van de Peer; Women in film in Cameroon: Thérèse Sita-Bella, Florence Ayisi, Oswalde Lewat and Josephine Ndagnou - Olivier Jean Tchouaffé; Towards an African women in cinema studies - Beti Ellerson. The issue also contains a book review and reports of the Festival International de Cinéma Vues d'Afrique (Montreal, 2012) and the Journées Cinématographiques de Carthage (JCC, Tunisia, 2010). [ASC Leiden abstract]
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