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Passion of the Reel : Cinematic versus Modernist Political Fictions in Cameroon (Hardcover) (Jean

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Highlighting the challenges faced by a nascent national cinema with limited resources,Passion of the Reel provides an in-depth analysis of the output of the Cameroonian film industry. Jean-Olivier Tchouaffe shows that, far from an empty receptacle for colonial legacies, Cameroon—and Africa—must move beyond their colonial legacies to focus on indigenous productions of meaning informed by traditional wisdom and ordinary Cameroonian life experience. Tchouaffe’s analysis sets the stage for a film-driven exploration of postcolonialism, social construction, and modernization.

Highlighting the challenges faced by a nascent national cinema with limited resources, Passion of the Reel provides an in-depth analysis of the output of the Cameroonian film industry. Jean-Olivier Tchouaffe shows that, far from an empty receptacle for colonial legacies, Cameroon?and Africa?must move beyond their colonial legacies to focus on indigenous productions of meaning informed by traditional wisdom and ordinary Cameroonian life experience. Tchouaffe's analysis sets the stage for a film-driven exploration of postcolonialism, social construction, and modernization.

Number of Pages: 218.0
Genre: Art
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
Author: Jean Olivier Tchouaffe
Language: English
Street Date: February 15, 2016
TCIN: 16107171
UPC: 9781841505640
Item Number (DPCI): 247-21-2108

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