[FoME] Afrikanisches Kino: Nollywood versus FESPACO art cinema

Christoph Dietz christoph.dietz at CAMECO.ORG
Do Dez 9 10:50:42 CET 2010

Viewing African Cinema in the Twenty-first Century: Art Films and the
Nollywood Video Revolution
Edited by Mahir Saul and Ralph A. Austen
Athens (Ohio): Ohio University Press, 2010, 248 S.
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African cinema in the 1960s originated mainly from Francophone
countries. It resembled the art cinema of contemporary Europe and relied
on support from the French film industry and the French state. Beginning
in1969 the biennial Festival panafricain du cinema et de la television
de Ouagadougou (FESPACO), held in Burkina Faso, became the major
showcase for these films. But since the early 1990s, a new phenomenon
has come to dominate the African cinema world: mass-marketed films shot
on less expensive video cameras. These "Nollywood" films, so named
because many originate in southern Nigeria, are a thriving industry
dominating the world of African cinema. "Viewing African Cinema in the
Twenty-first Century" is the first book to bring together a set of
essays offering a unique comparison of these two main African cinema

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