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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 1,002 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 767 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 )

7 editions published in 1996 in English and Spanish and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

12 editions published in 2010 in English and German and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focusing on new trends in African cinema from the 1990s to today, this book explores new cinematic languages and modes of production, films' departure from nationalism and social realism, and the Nollywood film industry, among other topics. In this book Manthia Diawara, a renowned scholar on Black cinema, literature, and art brings readers up to date on the exciting changes taking place behind and in front of African cameras. Contributions by filmmakers, scholars, and producers as well as profiles of thirty important African directors and their films, provide valuable insight into recent developments. The volume comes with a DVD containing several interviews with filmmakers conducted by the author. Scholars, students, and anyone interested in cinematic and African cultural studies will find much to discover and celebrate in this authoritative, fascinating look at new trends in African filmmaking
Africa to America to Paris the migration of black writers( Visual )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 287 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
Rouch in reverse( Visual )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and French and held by 258 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
Blackface by David Levinthal( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Malick Sidibé : photographs by Malick Sidibé( Book )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published in 2014 in German and English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sembene the making of African cinema( Visual )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in French and English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A profile of Ousmane Sembène, one of Africa's top novelists and the "father of African cinema"
Who's afraid of Ngugi?( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 37 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
Mali kow : un monde fait de tous les mondes by Jean Paul Colleyn( Book )

6 editions published in 2001 in French and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Diaspora conversations from Gorée to Dogon( Visual )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 31 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
Neues afrikanisches Kino : Ästhetik und Politik by Manthia Diawara( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in German and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edouard Glissant one world in relation( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Martinican author, literary and social critic Edouard Glissant is interviewed in short clips about his theory of Relation
The 1960s in Bamako : Malick Sidibé and James Brown by Manthia Diawara( Book )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yari yari Black women writers & the future : an international conference on literature by women of African descent( Visual )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Yari Yari : Black Women Writers and the Future : An International Conference on Literature by Women of African Descent was held at New York University in October 1997. Yari Yari means the future in the Kuranko language of Sierra Leone, West Africa. It was the first major international literary conference of its kind, featuring such renowned writers as Edwidge Danticat, Sonia Sanchez, Maya Angelou, Werewere Liking and Sapphire. The video documents selected scenes from panels, readings, and performances during the conference."
Bamako sigi-kan Bamako's pact( Visual )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 23 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."
In search of Africa by Manthia Diawara( Book )

6 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 Sekou Toure, the dictator who was Guinea's first postindependence 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
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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