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Diawara, Manthia 1953-

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Black American cinema by Manthia Diawara( Book )

18 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in English and held by 1,009 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 )

17 editions published between 1992 and 2001 in English and held by 759 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 by Houston A Baker( Book )

10 editions published in 1996 in English and Spanish and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black British Cultural Studies has attracted significant attention recently in the American academy both as a model for cultural studies generally and as a corrective to reigning constructions of Blackness within African-American studies. This anthology offers the first book-length selection of writings by key figures in this field. From Stuart Hall's classic study of racially structured societies to an interview by Manthia Diawara with Sonia Boyce, a leading figure in the Black British arts movement, the papers included here have transformed cultural studies through their sustained focus on the issue of race. Much of the book centers on Black British arts, especially film, ranging from a historical overview of Black British cinema to a weighing of the costly burden on Black artists of representing their communities. Other essays consider such topics as race and representation and colonial and postcolonial discourse. This anthology will be an invaluable and timely resource for everyone interested in cultural studies. It also has much to offer students of anthropology, sociology, media and film studies, and literary criticism
African film : new forms of aesthetics and politics by Manthia Diawara( Book )

17 editions published in 2010 in English and German and held by 352 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 )

14 editions published between 1995 and 2017 in English and French and held by 254 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 : the migration of black writers( Visual )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 211 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
Malick Sidibé : photographs by Malick Sidibé( Book )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blackface by David Levinthal( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 193 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 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sembene : the making of African cinema( Visual )

11 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in French and English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A profile of Ousmane Sembène, one of Africa's top novelists and the "father of African cinema."
Malick Sidibé, Mali Twist by Malick Sidibé( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Malick Sidibé, Mali Twist is the most complete monograph ever dedicated to Malick Sidibé (1935-2016). It is a wonderful tribute to one of the most important contemporary photographers [and] brings together for the first time his most exceptional and iconic photographs; period images he printed himself between 1960 and 1980; a selection of "folders" containing his evening shots; and a series of new portraits of timeless beauty"--
Edouard Glissant : one world in relation( Visual )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and French and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Martinican author, literary and social critic Edouard Glissant is interviewed in short clips about his theory of Relation
Who's afraid of Ngugi?( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 40 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 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Slave routes : resistance, abolition & creative progress( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 33 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 33 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
Mali Twist by Malick Sidibé( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In search of Africa by Manthia Diawara( Book )

14 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in English and French 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 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bamako-Paris-New-York : itinéraire d'un exilé by Manthia Diawara( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in French and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Manthia Diawara Film director

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 politicsMalick Sidibé : photographsBlackfaceIn search of AfricaWe won't budge : an African exile in the world