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Diawara, Manthia 1953-

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Black American cinema by Manthia Diawara( Book )

15 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in English and held by 1,006 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the pioneering work of Oscar Micheaux and Wallace Thurman to the Hollywood success of Spike Lee, Black American filmmakers have played a remarkable role in the development of the American film, both independent and mainstream. In this volume, the work of early Black filmmakers is given serious attention for the first time. Essays consider what a Black film tradition might be, the relation between Black American filmmakers and filmmakers from the diaspora, the nature of Black film aesthetics, the artist's place within the community, and the representation of a Black imaginary. The collection also discusses Black sexuality on screen, and the role of Black women in independent cinema and as spectators; also, those Black directors who worked for Hollywood and whose films are simplistically dismissed as sell-outs, versus those "crossover" filmmakers whose achievements entail a surreptitious infiltration of the studios.--From publisher description
African cinema : politics & culture by Manthia Diawara( Book )

16 editions published between 1992 and 2001 in English and held by 761 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manthia Diawara provides an insider's account of the history and current status of African cinema. African Cinema: Politics and Culture is the first extended study in English of Sub-Saharan cinema. Employing an interdisciplinary approach which draws on history, political science, economics, and cultural studies, Diawara discusses such issues as film production and distribution, and film aesthetics from the colonial period to the present. The book traces the growth of African cinema through the efforts of pioneer filmmakers such as Paulin Soumanou Vieyra, Oumarou Ganda, Jean-René Débrix, Jean Rouch, and Ousmane Sembène, the Pan-African Filmmakers' Organization (FEPACI), and the Ougadougou Pan-African Film Festival (FESPACO). Diwara focuses on the production and distribution histories of key films such as Ousmane Sembène's Black Girl and Mandabi (1968) and Souleymane Cissé's Fine (1982). He also examines the role of missionary films in Africa, Débrix's ideas concerning 'magic, ' the links between Yoruba theater and Nigerian cinema, and the parallels between Hindu mythologicals in India and the Yoruba-theater - inflected films in Nigeria. Diawara also looks at film and nationalism, film and popular culture, and the importance of FESPACO. African Cinema: Politics and Culture makes a major contribution to the expanding discussion of Eurocentrism, the canon, and multi-culturalism
Black British cultural studies : a reader( Book )

8 editions published in 1996 in English and Spanish and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

African film : new forms of aesthetics and politics by Manthia Diawara( Book )

14 editions published in 2010 in English and German and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Focusing on new trends in African cinema from the 1990s to today this book explores such topics as new cinematic languages and modes of production, the departure from nationalism and social realism, and the Nollywood film industry. Manthia Diawara brings readers up to date on the exciting changes taking place behind and in front of African cameras. Contributions by film-makers as well as profiles of thirty-one important African directors and their films, provide valuable insight into recent developments"--provided by publisher
Rouch in reverse( Visual )

10 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first film to look at European anthropology from the perspective of its subjects. Malian filmmaker and New York University professor, Manthia Diawara, examines the anthropological enterprise through the work of Jean Rouch, perhaps the most distinguished ethnographic filmmaker living today. The two discuss Rouch's work
Africa to America to Paris : migration of black writers( Visual )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the path of African-American literature from the shores of the U.S. to the Left Bank of Paris at the end of World War II through the late 1960s. The program provides context by first exploring the New Orleans salon poetry of Desdunes and then discussing the historic suppression of black activists in the U.S. after the Harlem Renaissance. This program primarily traces the lives of James Baldwin, Richard Wright and Chester Himes who immigrated to Paris seeking greater intellectual freedom. Includes remembrances of fellow artists and readings from their diaries and works
Blackface by David Levinthal( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Malick Sidibé : photographs by Malick Sidibé( Book )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The repair : from Occident to extra-Occidental cultures by Kader Attia( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in 3 languages and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sembene : the making of African cinema( Visual )

5 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in French and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the Senegalese filmmaker Sembene Ousmane from the Pan African Film Festival in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso back to Senegal, and finally the locations of his films
Who's afraid of Ngugi?( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary follows acclaimed author Ngugi wa Thiong'o as he and his political activist wife Njeri journey back to Kenya after years of exile. As they are welcomed home by joyous and hopeful crowds, they also must cope with those who still find their revolutionary words and deeds threatening
Edouard Glissant : one world in relation( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Martinican author, literary and social critic Edouard Glissant is interviewed in short clips about his theory of Relation
Mali kow : un monde fait de tous les mondes by Jean-Paul Colleyn( Book )

6 editions published in 2001 in French and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diaspora conversations : from Gorée to Dogon( Visual )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Actor Danny Glover and director Manthia Diawara travel through West Africa from Goree to Dogon, creating conversations that link different sides and accounts of the African Diaspora"--Distributor's Web site
Slave routes : resistance, abolition & creative progress( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Slave Routes: Resistance, Abolition and Creative Progress was an international symposium held at New York University from October 9-11, 2008, to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the transatlantic slave trade by the United States of America. Distinguished scholars, writers, musicians, visual artists, and organizers from the international community convened at NYU to discuss slavery, the slave trade and its consequences, in plenary, panels, readings, performances, conversations and film/video screenings. Participants included Maya Angelou, Rex Nettleford, Amiri Baraka, Ali Mazrui, Nicole Lee, Randy Weston and many others. This video documents selected scenes from the symposium."--Publisher's website
In search of Africa by Manthia Diawara( Book )

14 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"There I was, standing alone, unable to cry as I said goodbye to Sidimé Laye, my best friend, and to the revolution that had opened the door of modernity for me--the revolution that had invented me." This book gives us the story of a quest for a childhood friend, for the past and present, and above all for an Africa that is struggling to find its future. In 1996 Manthia Diawara, a distinguished professor of film and literature in New York City, returns to Guinea, thirty-two years after he and his family were expelled from the newly liberated country. He is beginning work on a documentary about Sékou Touré, the dictator who was Guinea's first post-independence leader. Despite the years that have gone by, Diawara expects to be welcomed as an insider, and is shocked to discover that he is not. The Africa that Diawara finds is not the one on the verge of barbarism, as described in the Western press. Yet neither is it the Africa of his childhood, when the excitement of independence made everything seem possible for young Africans. His search for Sidimé Laye leads Diawara to profound meditations on Africa's culture. He suggests solutions that might overcome the stultifying legacy of colonialism and age-old social practices, yet that will mobilize indigenous strengths and energies. In the face of Africa's dilemmas, Diawara accords an important role to the culture of the diaspora as well as to traditional music and literature--to James Brown, Miles Davis, and Salif Kéita, to Richard Wright, Spike Lee, and the ancient epics of the griots. And Diawara's journey enlightens us in the most disarming way with humor, conversations, and well-told tales
The 1960s in Bamako : Malick Sidibé and James Brown by Manthia Diawara( Book )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bamako sigi-kan = Bamako's pact( Visual )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This original documentary shot by Arthur Jafa brings a new look to the modern African city and enables a better understanding from the inside of how democracy takes root in Mali. Discover how politics in the city and in everyday life is lived in a changing society still inscribed within tradition as the men and women of Bamako tell their own stories."
Conakry Kas by Manthia Diawara( Visual )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Director Manthia Diawara visited Guinea, his adopted country, in 2003 to see how the country and its artists and intellectuals have fared since the cultural revolution that began shortly after independence in 1958, and to see how its citizens of Conakry were coping with globalization
Bamako-Paris-New York : itinéraire d'un exilé by Manthia Diawara( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in French and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Black American cinema
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Manthia Diawara Malian film director

Manthia Diawara schrijver uit Mali

African cinema : politics & cultureBlack British cultural studies : a readerAfrican film : new forms of aesthetics and politicsBlackfaceMalick Sidibé : photographsIn search of AfricaWe won't budge : an African exile in the world