Film History Index : Africa
: Before cinema
| Postwar cinema
Library of African Cinema, San Francisco - http://www.newsreel.org/topics/acine.htm - "The Library of African Cinema is North America's primary source of African videos - feature films and documentaries both. African filmmakers capture Africa's past, scrutinize its present, and imagine its future, enabling viewers to see Africa through African eyes. (Some titles are also available on 35mm film.) You'll find our complete Library of African Cinema video collection arranged here by topic. We also offer some background resources that may enhance your use of the videos. To browse through the library and resources, choose from the list on the left." The website contains also information on African American cinema.
Post colonial cinemas - http://www.mtholyoke.edu/ - This site invites your participation in a course that critically examine functions of films and cinemas in contexts and countries whose nationhood and cultural references are informed by colonial and anticolonial histories. The films will be looked at as modes of signification and representation of national, class, racial, gender, and sexuality discourses. Issues of how films textually negotiate conditions of being, belonging and becoming for various identities will be closely studied. Relationships between cinemas as locations of spectating and as venues for articulating desires, fantasies, and tropes of cultural selfhood will also be explored. The films and the contexts they are made for will be used in tracing colonial geographical frames and postcolonial desires for re-articulating these frames."
- African Cinema Ressources Center– University of California at Bekerley - http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC/Africanfilm.html
- Post Colonial Cinema -Filming in Tongues - http://www.leeds.ac.uk/cath/publishing/newsletter/newsletter03.pdf- Web Articles.
- Zimmedia Film and Vidéo - http://www.zimmedia.com/ - "...a multicultural film and video production company from Zimbabwe. Winner of many international awards for both documentary and fiction, our mission is to tell stories that throw a light on what it means to be African."
- African Studies, Film and Vidéo - http://www.columbia.edu/cu/lweb/indiv/africa/cuvl/video.html -
African cinema portal
- Approaches to African Cinema - http://www.sensesofcinema.com/contents/00/8/african.html - Overview article with links to websites.
- African through an African lens - http://worldviews.igc.org/awpguide/cinema.html African Cinema. - Documentation and bibliography of recent African film history.
- Cinema africain – African Film Acces (Montréal, Québec, Canada) - http://www.cinema-africain.org/
- This web site offers highlights from French language immersion programs which feature the use of African and Caribbean films exhibited at an annual spring festival and discussions with the filmmakers.
- Africa (PBS Online, Public Broadcasting Corporation, Alexandria, Virginia) - http://www.pbs.org/wnet/africa/
Promotional site for "Africa" the 8 part television series co-produced by WNET/Thirteen's Nature and The National Geographic Society, which begins airing in September 2001. The site includes excerpted texts, photos, "teacher tools", and other resources.
- African Film TV : formerly published by Z Promotions Pvt Ltd., Harare, Zimbabwe (FURCO Ltd., Hants, UK) - http://www.africafilmtv.com/
- A website dedicated to the African film and television industry, with news, directories, filmographies.
- Africa in The Picture - http://www.africainthepicture.nl/
in English and Netherlands.
- Africa Movies (Brooklyn, New York) - http://www.africamovies.com/ - This is a commercial site for mostly Nigerian video films.
- ADFF (New York) - http://www.nyadff.org/
- New York African Film Festival - http://www.africanfilmny.org/ - General information on AFF programs at the Magic Johnson Theatre Complex--Harlem, USA, Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, and New York University. Information on films, musical performances, and panel discussions in North America.
- African Online Shop. (Norcross, Georgia; Brighton, UK; Lagos, Nigeria) - http://www.over2u.com/shop/african_films.html
- A commercial site offering an extensive selection of Nigerian (and some other African) films for sale on VHS, PAL, or DVD; plus other "African" gifts.
- Festival del cinema africano di Milano
General information, programme, and events calendar.
- Cine3mondes -Les cinéma d’Afrique - http://gable.unicaen.fr/Cindoc.web/www.cine3mondes.fr/indcine.html - (L'Association des trois mondes et La Médiathèque des trois mondes, Paris, France) -
Ce site offre une base de données gratuite ...et un lien au site commercial du M3M pour commander les films sélectionnés d'Afrique, d'Asie et d'Amérique latine en France.
- A guide to african women cinema studies – http://www.howard.edu/bellerson/afwmcin_pjt/gde_afwc/idx-gde_afwc_sts.htm - Beti Ellerson, Department of Art, Howard University, Washington, DC)
- A teaching and learning guide, with suggested films, links to selected film web sites, and the 1991 Statement by African Women Professionals at Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.
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