Dictionary of African Filmmakers
By (author) Roy Armes
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Dictionary of African Filmmakers by Roy Armes
Book DescriptionCompiled by eminent Africanist film scholar Roy Armes, Dictionary of African Filmmakers is an inclusive, comprehensive treatment of films and filmmaking on the African continent. The dictionary covers African feature filmmaking from the first locally produced films to today's thriving film industry, listing 5,415 films made by 1,253 filmmakers in 37 countries. Part 1 includes information on filmmakers and provides date and place of birth, training or film experience, other creative activities, and a list of feature films produced. Part 2 presents a national chronology, filmography, and bibliography for each country producing feature films. Part 3 indexes film titles and provides translations into English or French where appropriate. This book is an essential reference tool for anyone who wants to know more about the vibrant and exciting world of African film.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780253351166
(6466mm x 4531mm x 27mm)
Imprint: Indiana University Press
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publish Date: 11-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Roy Armes
New Voices in Arab Cinema, Paperback (January 2015)
Focuses on contemporary filmmaking since the 1980s, but also considers the longer history of Arab cinema. This book offers both a coherent, historical overview and an in-depth critical analysis of Arab filmmaking.
Arab Filmmakers of the Middle East, Hardback (August 2010)
A comprehensive reference to film production in the Arab Middle East
African Filmmaking, Hardback (August 2006)
A study of African filmmaking
Postcolonial Images, Paperback (January 2005)» View all books by Roy Armes
Provides a comprehensive introduction to and resource for cinema of the "Maghreb". This book examines the political and cultural context of the films and the film industry in the post-independence era. It includes a dictionary of more than 135 North African filmmakers and a chronological filmography.
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Author Biography - Roy Armes
Roy Armes is Professor Emeritus of Film at Middlesex University in the United Kingdom. He has published many works on film, including Arab and African Film Making (with Lizbeth Malkmus), Dictionary of North African Film Makers, Postcolonial Images (IUP, 2005), and African Filmmaking (IUP, 2006).
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