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.