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Diawara, Manthia 1953-

Works: 96 works in 192 publications in 2 languages and 6,779 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Exhibition catalogs  Interviews  Pictorial works  Catalogs  Conference proceedings 
Roles: Director, Interviewee, Interviewer, Narrator, Production personnel, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: HQ1170, 305.23520882970944
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Muslim girls and the other France race, identity politics, & social exclusion by Trica Danielle Keaton ( )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1,152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explores the life worlds of Muslim girls and youth of African origin in French society
Black American cinema by Manthia Diawara ( Book )
6 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 978 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 )
5 editions published between 1992 and 2001 in English and held by 720 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 )
5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
African film : new forms of aesthetics and politics by Manthia Diawara ( Book )
6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 301 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
Rouch in reverse ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and French and held by 267 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 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This program 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 discussing the historic suppression of black activists in the U.S. After the Harlem Renaissance, an increasingly hostile climate drove writers James Baldwin and Richard Wright to Paris, where liberal racial attitudes allowed for greater artistic expression. This program traces their lives in France through remembrances of fellow artists and readings from their diaries and works."--Films Media Group website
Blackface by David Levinthal ( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Malick Sidibé : photographs by Malick Sidibé ( Book )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sembene the making of African cinema ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in French and English and held by 40 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 35 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 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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
Slave routes resistance, abolition & creative progress ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 29 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
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 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Edouard Glissant one world in relation ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Martinican author, literary and social critic Edouard Glissant is interviewed in short clips about his theory of Relation
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 25 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."
In search of Africa by Manthia Diawara ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In 1996, the filmmaker and writer Manthia Diawara, now living in New York, returns to Guinea, thirty-two years after he and his family were expelled from the newly liberated country. Despite the years that have gone by, Diawara expects to be welcomed as an insider, and is shocked to discover that he is not."-- Distributor Website
Bamako sigi-kan Bamako's pact ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 22 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 20 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
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