Women in African Cinema: Film Beyond the Body Politic

Bisschoff, L. and Van de Peer, S. (2019) Women in African Cinema: Film Beyond the Body Politic. Routledge. ISBN 9780415425667

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Women in African Cinema showcases the very prolific and present, but often hidden and marginalised presence of women in African and diasporic cinema, both on the screen and behind the camera. Bisschoff and Van de Peer provide an in-depth and sustained look at women in African cinema from different geographical regions, a diversity of styles and themes, and as seen through a historical as well as political and socio-cultural cinematic lens. Covering the full range of commercial, artistic and experimental work, each chapter explores a key theme such as war and conflict, beauty, religion, identity, futurism, motherhood and entrepreneurship. The authors provide transnational readings of the films and of the networks between the films and the filmmakers as well as discussing the production, distribution and exhibition platforms. They also provide context for close-readings and in-depth analyses of the films. Demonstrating the depth and diversity of the feminine or female aesthetic in African cinema, this book is an essential text for students and scholars of African Cinema.

Item Type:Books
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Van De Peer, Dr Stefanie and Bisschoff, Dr Lizelle
Authors: Bisschoff, L., and Van de Peer, S.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Culture and Creative Arts > Theatre Film and TV Studies
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