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African FilmmakingNorth and South of the Sahara$
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Roy Armes

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780748621231

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621231.001.0001

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The African Experience

The African Experience

(p.3) 1. The African Experience
African Filmmaking

Roy Armes

Edinburgh University Press

This chapter begins with a discussion of filmmaking in Africa by Africans as a fundamentally postcolonial activity and experience. This is most evident in the in the two contiguous but variously colonised geographical areas dealt with in this book. The first area comprises the North African countries forming the Maghreb: Tunisia and Morocco, and Algeria. The second area comprises the states formed south of the Sahara from the two giant colonies of French West Africa and French Equatorial Africa, which were divided at independence into the twelve separate countries now known as Benin (formerly Dahomey), Ivory Coast, Guinea, Senegal, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Burkina Faso (formerly Upper Volta), Chad, Central African Republic, Gabon and Congo. The chapter then considers the diverse influences of France and Islam in African life and culture.

Keywords:   African filmmaking, France, Island, African culture

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