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African Filmmaking: North and South of the Sahara

Roy Armes


This book is a study linking filmmaking in the Maghreb (Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia) with that in francophone West Africa and examining the factors (including Islam and the involvement of African and French governments) which have shaped post-independence production. The main focus is the development over forty years of two main traditions of African filmmaking: a social realist strand examining the nature of postcolonial society; and a more experimental approach where emphasis is placed on new stylistic patterns able to embrace history, myth, and magic. The work of younger filmmakers born s ... More

Keywords: African filmmaking, Maghreb, Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, francophone West Africa, Islam, post-independence production, social realist, postcolonial society

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780748621231
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621231.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Roy Armes, author