Directory of African Film-Makers and Films

Directory of African Film-Makers and Films

by Keith Shiri (Editor)


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The richness and color of African cinema have been neglected for too long and its many talented film-makers deserve full recognition. This new and unique book gives detailed information on over 300 major African and Arab film-makers from the main film-producing countries: Algeria, Burkina Faso, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Madagascar, Mali, Senegal, Somalia, Tanzania, Tunisia, and Zaire. It also includes important film directors from Southern African states—Angola, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and others—as well as from other African republics.

Each entry gives details of the film-maker's career and a complete list of films made. Two extensive indexes arrange film-makers by country and list some 5,000 film titles, in both the original language and English. An important addition is the chronology of African cinema, giving a bold summary of its growth over the last thirty years.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780313287565
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/30/1992
Series: Studies in Social Welfare Policies
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 8.66(w) x 12.20(h) x (d)

About the Author

KEITH SHIRI is Education and Programme Officer at the Africa Centre in London, U.K., and has organized programs for festivals of African film. Born in Harare, Zimbabwe, he studied at the University of London and the Polytechnic of Central London.

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