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New book series focuses on African cinema

Black Camera: An International Film Journal published a three-volume book collection in August through IU Press on the history, theory and practice of African and Black Diasporic Cinema.

The series is titled “African Cinema: Manifesto and Practice for Cultural Decolonization.”

Each volume features a distinct focus:

  • Volume one elaborates on the colonial antecedents, constituents, theory and articulations of African cinema.
  • Volume two foregrounds the formation, evolution and challenges faced by the longest-running Pan-African film festival, FESPACO,
  • Volume three features a comprehensive documentary record of declarations, resolutions, manifestos and speeches relevant to the history and study of African cinema.

The first of its kind, this series is a comprehensive resource for researchers, teachers and the general public. It is a three-year collaboration with FESPACO and Imagine Film Institute in Burkina Faso.